egotism

A Quote by Dean Acheson on egotism and problems

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. . . . Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.

Dean Acheson (1893 - 1971)

Source: To Society of American Historians; in Wall Street Journal, 22 Apr 1966.

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A Quote by Constantin Brancusi on egotism and life

Whoever does not detach himself from the ego never attains the Absolute and never deciphers life.

Constantin Brancusi

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A Quote by Colin Powell on egotism

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Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Colin Powell (1937 -)

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A Quote by Clare Boothe Luce on creativity, deed, egotism, facts, idealism, lies, nature, nobility, romance, speech, and words

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, lessens the friction of social contacts. . . . It is only in lies, wholeheartedly and bravely told, that human nature attains through words and speech the forebearance, the nobility, the romance, the idealism, that-being what it is-it falls so short of in fact and in deed.

Clare Boothe Luce (1903 - 1987)

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A Quote by Claire Booth Luce on creativity, egotism, and lies

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.

Claire Booth Luce (1905 - 1987)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on egotism

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Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism. Indeed, excessive sensitiveness is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for it is to make more of our objects, and less of ourselves.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by C. Smith Sumner on anticipation, commitment, courage, egotism, forgiveness, happiness, life, perspective, power, responsibility, rules, satisfaction, spirit, and success

A Few Rules OF Life • Stay in Tune with the Spirit. • Take the Power. • Act with Courage. • Lean Into It. • Anticipate and Plan. • Act Successful . . . Be Successful. • See the Broad Perspective. • Take 100% Responsibility. • Seek No Ego-Satisfaction. • Keep Every Commitment. • Be Always A Gentleman. • Have The Majesty of Calmness. • Forgive, Forget and Let It Roll Off. • Radiate Happiness. • Don't Wobble.

C. Smith Sumner (1933 -)

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A Quote by Bhagavad-Gita on death, desires, egotism, immortality, and selfishness

They are forever free who renounce all selfish desires and break away from the ego-cage of "I", "me", and "mine" to be united with the Lord. This is the supreme state. Attain to this, and pass from death to immortality.

Bhagavad-Gita

Source: The Bhagavad-Gita: 2:71, p. 69

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A Quote by Barbara Stanwyck on egotism, justice, and mistakes

Egotism -- usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.

Barbara Stanwyck

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A Quote by Ato Boldon on egotism

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My performances have finally caught up with my ego.

Ato Boldon

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