Egocentrism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "egocentrism" (showing 1-30 of 36)
Milan Kundera
I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches. I feel, therefore I am is a truth much more universally valid, and it applies to everything that's alive. My self does not differ substantially from yours in terms of its thought. Many people, few ideas: we all think more or less the same, and we exchange, borrow, steal thoughts from one another. However, when someone steps on my foot, only I feel the pain. The basis of the self is not thought but suffering, which is the most fundamental of all feelings. While it suffers, not even a cat can doubt its unique and uninterchangeable self. In intense suffering the world disappears and each of us is alone with his self. Suffering is the university of egocentrism.”
Milan Kundera, Immortality

Shine your soul with the same egoless humility as the rainbow and no matter where
“Shine your soul with the same
egoless humility as the rainbow
and no matter where you go
in this world or the next,
love will find you, attend you, and bless you.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

“Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you.”
The Nightvale Podcast

Fulton J. Sheen
“The egocentric is always frustrated, simply because the condition of self-perfection is self-surrender. There must be a willingness to die to the lower part of self, before there can be a birth to the nobler.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary

“When work is viewed only as a source of economic gain the centrality of work becomes self-indulgence, selfishness and egocentrism.”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“To declare myself as a genius immediately evidences that I am not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“A fight is like the perfect storm. It is risky and dangerous. But, as the African proverb goes, Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. Fights are often learning opportunities—if we’re willing to dig deep enough past our own egos.”
lauren klarfeld

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A politician is a man in his natural state”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I assume the ‘truth’ to be negotiable based on whether or not it serves my agenda, then my agenda has become my ‘truth.’ And the ‘truth’ of the matter is, when I do this I’ve chosen to take a treacherous path through some very deep woods where neither path nor woods exist.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Politicians look for interests not people”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“Whatever we have in the glory of man is "away". Those are just not enough before we go "home" to the glory of God.”
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Thomas L. Friedman
“It is always dangerous to declare a turning point in history. We always tend to feel that, when we are alive, something really major is happening.”
Thomas L. Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

“The sad reality of Mankind: Faith is the currency people trade in, through their ego and selfish ways.”
Unarine Ramaru

“What "wasting time" means? At the time we glorify self instead of glorify God, at that time we are wasting our time as... God is Time.”

Baruch Spinoza
“Every person should embrace those [dogmas] that he, being the best judge of himself, feels will do most to strengthen in him love of justice.”
Baruch Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise

Anthony Marais
“To conceive of a god in one’s image is already quite a feat for inflated egos. To imagine, however, that this likeness has chosen your generation amongst the thousands for ending the party is to bring the egocentrism to new heights.”
Anthony Marais

“The presence or calling of God can be no reasons but the guidance of God because of His glorification.”

Daniel Keyes
“Розум — одне з найбільших людських обдарувань. Але дуже часто пошуки знання перешкоджають пошукам любові. Це ще одна істина, яку я відкрив для себе зовсім недавно. Я пропоную її вам як гіпотезу: розум без здатності віддавати й отримувати любов приводить до ментального й морального зриву, до неврозу й, можливо, навіть до психозу. А ще я скажу, що розум, який зосередився на собі як на центрі, що виключає людські взаємини, може привести тільки до насильства й болю [246].”
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Don´t let egos get in the way to ruin your day. If someone holds their inflated ego, blow it away!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

“But what is identity really? What is it to ‘belong’ when we cast ourselves in the mold of a social group? I ask this, in spite of my implicit allegiance to one; yet, it is a worthwhile question. I mean, really, what does it even mean to share a commonality of blood or language or religion or heritage or context or economy or trade—and what value does this sharing of common traits, values and experiences truly have when there exists already a larger model of connection and commonality enveloping these disparate identities whole...? Do we pout at our inadequacies in the face of a “something” that is slightly more heterogeneous in its model of belonging? Sometimes, we simply must let go and chalk up all these movements to an inveterate (and arbitrary) sense of pride.”
Ashim Shanker

“I wasn't in Buffalo when it snowed but it snowed anyway.”
Marty Rubin

Christopher Priest
“Whatever else you may think, this place is not the centre of the universe.”
“It is,” he said. “Because if we ever stopped believing that, we would all die.”
Christopher Priest, The Inverted World

Horace Walpole
“I hold visions to be wisdom, and would deny them only to ambition, which exists only by the destruction of visions of everybody else”
Horace Walpole, The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. Vol. 4. 1770-1797....

“Happiness is the absence of self-concern. Don't think about yourself; look up at the sky.”
Marty Rubin

Wendell Berry
“Our understandable wish to preserve the planet must somehow be reduced to the scale of our competence - that is to wish to preserve all of its humble house - holds and neighbourhoods.”
Wendell Berry, The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

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