Quotations on Egotism

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Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism; and excessive sensibility is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for tender sensibilities is to make more of our objects and less of our selves.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Cure, Egotism, Name, Self, Sensibility)

The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck
(Keywords: Life, Art, Sacrifice, Egotism, Giving, Spirit, Thinking)

Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.
- Sydney J. Harris
(Keywords: Superiority, Egotism, Intolerance)

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Apology, Egotism, Wrong)

Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Keywords: Strength, Egotism, Forget, May, Self, Selfishness, Weakness)

If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.
- Alexander Smith
(Keywords: Character, Egotism, Possession, Race)

It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck
(Keywords: Love, Men, Success, Quality, Failure, Honesty, Egotism, Feeling, First, Generosity, Greed, Kindness, Self, Understanding)

If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.
- Wallace Stevens
(Keywords: Sex, People, Egotism, Forget)

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