Quotations on Egotism

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If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
- Arnold Bennett
(Keywords: Egotism, Interest, Living, Self)

Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Egotism, Pen)

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)

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Egotism, Faults)

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)

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Egotism, Evil, Ignorance, Man, Selfishness, Will)

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)

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
- Frank Leahy
(Keywords: Egotism, Pain, Stupidity)

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)

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
- George Santayana
(Keywords: Egotism, Intolerance)

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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