Category Ego / Egotism

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Without me, it’s just aweso.

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I don’t have a big ego; I’m way too cool for that.

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A flight attendant was stationed at the departure gate to check tickets.   As a man approached, she extended her hand for the ticket, and he opened his trench coat and flashed her.  Without missing a beat she said, “Sir, I need to see your ticket, not your stub.”

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He is a self-made man and worships his creator. ~ John Bright

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From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right. ~ Samuel Butler

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A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? ~ Albert Einstein

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My experience has taught me that a man who has no vices has damned few virtues. ~ Abraham Lincoln

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One of the hardest things to imagine is that you are not smarter than average. ~ Jonathan Fuerbringer

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Luck is largely a matter of paying attention. ~ Susan M. Dodd

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Our visions of what is better are always informed by our perception of what is bad about our present situation. ~ Lugones & Spelman

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Vacuums don’t clean houses.  People clean houses. ~ Lew Schneider (Nature abhors a vacuum, and so do I.)

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When two egotists meet, it’s an I for an I.

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Be smarter than other people, just don’t tell them so. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Nobody complains about being interrupted if it’s by applause. ~ Kin Hubbard

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The second most powerful phrase in the world is “Watch this!” The most powerful phrase is “Oh yeah? Watch this!”

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Among economists, the real world is often a special case.

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Don’t be yourself; be someone a little nicer. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

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The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince. ~ Vincent Lombardi

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We see things as we are, not as they are.

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Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want. ~ Jonathan Swift

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The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence. ~ Lyman Bryson

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Nearly everyone is in favor of going to heaven but too many are hoping they’ll live long enough to see an easing of the entrance requirements.

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I humbly strive to understand and respect the opinions of others, regardless of their inferior intellect

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A man is known by the company he owns.

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The higher a monkey climbs, the more you can see of its behind. ~ Joe Stilwell

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Do not be like the parakeet, that says what he knows but doesn’t know what he says. ~ Spanish proverb

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Never defend the oppressed unless you are prepared to take on the oppressor. ~ Ogden Nash

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It’s not what you know that counts…it’s what you think of in time. ~ Les Aikman

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Free people are not equal, and equal people are not free.  ~ Lawrence Reed  http://www.mackinac.org/3832

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The right to offend is far more important than the right not to be offended. ~ Rowan Atkinson

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Make sure you finish speaking before the audience has finished listening. ~ Dorothy Sarnoff

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If you aren’t rich you should always look useful. ~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. ~  Nicholas Butler

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Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Those who live in the past are already repeating it.

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Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. ~ Philip K. Dick

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There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know. ~ Donald Rumsfeld

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When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you. ~ Zig Ziglar

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The trouble with theocracy is that everyone wants to be Theo. ~ James Dunn

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If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

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All men are born equal, but quite a few eventually get over it. ~ Lord Mancroft

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The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. You can no more blame circumstances for your character than the mirror for your appearance.

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If I said half the things to you that you habitually say to yourself, would we still be on speaking terms?

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It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

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Let’s behave this weekend in a manner that would render it impossible for us to ever run for president.

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It is difficult to maintain the illusion that we are interpreting a Constitution, rather than inventing one, when we amend its provisions so freely. ~ Justice Antonin Scalia

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It is difficult to legislate morality in the absence of moral legislators. ~ Anonymous

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You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. ~ Ayn Rand

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Everybody pities the weak; jealousy you have to earn. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger

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People who complain about the way the ball bounces usually dropped it.

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We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure. ~ John Dryden