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One must learn to love oneself with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.

When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Loving is the only sure road out of darkness, the only serum known that cures self-centeredness.
An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.
Egotism is the art of seeing in yourself what others cannot see.
Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.
Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.
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.
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.
There is nothing in the world so enjoyable as a thorough-going monomania...
If someone is blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?
Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn't. It was because I didn't know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut.
If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or my music, then in that respect you can call me that I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.
We would rather speak badly of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
What will the world be quite overturned when you die?
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter.
I is a militant social tendency, working to hold and enlarge its place in the general current of tendencies. So far as it can it waxes, as all life does. To think of it as apart from society is a palpable absurdity of which no one could be guilty who really saw it as a fact of life.
The one who overcomes egotism rids themselves of the most stubborn obstacle that blocks the way to all true greatness and all true happiness.
The source of our actions resides in an unconscious propensity to regard ourselves as the center, the cause, and the conclusion of time. Our reflexes and our pride transform into a planet the parcel of flesh and consciousness we are.
Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
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.
An egotist is a person interested in himself than in me!
If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.

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