Quotes About Egotism

Conceit is God’s gift to little men.
Bruce Barton

I am ready to meet my Maker.  Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Winston Churchill

I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

If you think you’re a second-class citizen, you are.
Ted Turner

When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
John Ruskin

Perhaps one should not think so much of oneself, though it is an interesting subject.
Norman Douglas

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy

Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we told it to the same persons?
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of you if you knew how seldom they do.
Olin Miller

Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do.
Robert K. Mueller

An egotist is a man who thinks that if he hadn’t been born, people would have wondered why.
Dan Post

Don’t be humble.  You’re not that great.
Golda Meir

I never loved a person the way I loved myself.
Mae West

People are generally better persuaded by the reason which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come to the minds of others.
Blaise Pascal

Conceit is the finest armor a man can wear.
Jerome K. Jerome

The meek shall inherit the earth.
Psalms 35:17

When you’re as great as I am, it’s hard to be humble.
Muhammad Ali (attrib.)

If only I had a little humility, I would be perfect.
Ted Turner (attrib.)

Egotism: the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
George V. Higgins

Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who has a low opinion of himself.
Anthony Trollope

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful.  Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell


If there is such a thing as genius, which is just what—what the f*** is it?-- I am one, you know.  And if there isn’t, I don’t care.
John Lennon

An actor’s a guy who, if you ain’t talking about him, ain’t listening.
Marlon Brando

A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about himself.
Anatole France

I’m not a success, I’m a sensation.
Van Cliburn

This is the epitaph I want on my tomb: “Here lies one of the most intelligent animals who ever appeared on the face of the earth.”
Benito Mussolini

Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, on General Douglas MacArthur

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure—that of being Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali



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