49 Quotes About Self Importance


Being self aware in your life means you are not looking at things through rose colored glasses. These quotes about self importance capture how some people think more highly of themselves than the way they really are.

“A man who does not endeavor to seem more than he is will generally be thought nothing of. We habitually make such large deductions for pretense and imposture that no real merit will stand against them.”

“All people interested in their work are liable to overrate their vocation. There may be makers of dolls’ eyes who wonder how society would go on without them.”

“An inflated sense of self-importance? Absolutely, but I think it comes from Doctor Strange need to control things and that’s what happens to all surgeons, I think. There’s a huge degree of uncertainty and bafflement.”

“But enough of me. Lets talk about you. What do you think of me?”

“Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.”

“Ego synthesized is selfhood, the sense of self-importance, that you really matter… nothing could be further from the truth.”

“Even in misery we love to be foremost, to have the bitter in our cup acknowledged as more bitter than that of others.”

“Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.”

“Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue.”

“Fame can be very disruptive. It can be like a drug. It gives you the feeling that you’re happy, it gives you the feeling of self importance, it gives you the feeling of fulfillment; but it can distract you from what is really important.”

“Fear is being used by the political class as an excuse to accumulate more power and self-importance – and collect a lot more taxes to support their agenda.”

“Glory consists of two parts: the one in setting too great a value upon ourselves, and the other in setting too little a value upon others.”

“Good leadership is pervasive, persuasive, and persistent. Bad leadership is poisoned with pedanticism, posturing, self-importance.”

“How ridiculous we often are in our negations, our strutting self importance, our penchant for making labels and sticking them on people. As though labeling a person disposed of him.”

“I can maintain my sense of the sacredness of existence only by understanding my own limitations and losing my self-importance.”

“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”

“I just think it’s good to be confident. If I’m not on my team why should anybody else be?”

“I must play my role, great or small – that is humility, without self-importance, without self-indulgence.”

“I think a lot of self-importance is a product of fear. And fear, living in sort of an un-self-examined fear-based life, tends to lead to narcissism and self-importance.”

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.”

“Inspiration? – a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.”

“It is the common failing of an ambitious mind to over-rate itself.”

“Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self- importance.”

“Man desires to be free and he desires to feel important. This places him in a dilemma, for the more he emancipates himself from necessity the less important he feels.”

“Man errs not that he deems His welfare his true aim, He errs because he dreams The world does but exist that welfare to bestow.”

“Man is the weak being who, in spite of all his self-importance and pride of wealth and capital, is vanquished by the smallest microbe.”

“Men astonish themselves far more than they astonish their friends.”

“No matter how much someone may irritate me, I have no right to puff myself up with my own self-importance so as to declare that person to be absolutely incompetent, assuming a posture of disdain from my own position of false superiority.”

“No one is any more or any less important than you are.”

“One of the things that characterizes good intellectual work is a certain self-importance.”

“Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe are challenged by this point of pale light.”

“Self importance is man’s greatest enemy.”

“Self-importance is a trap, because the moment we start to think that we actually matter is the moment when things start to go wrong.”

“Self-importance requires spending most of one’s life offended by something or someone.”

“The extreme pleasure we take in speaking of ourselves should make us apprehensive that it gives hardly any to those who listen to us.”

“The power of mistakes enables us to reframe creative blocks and turn them around… The troublesome parts of our work, the parts that are most baffling and frustrating, are in fact the growing edges.”

“The sympathy of most people consists of a mixture of good-humour, curiosity, and self-importance.”

“The thing you fail to grasp is that people are not basically good. We are basically selfish. We shove and clamour and cry for adoration, and beat down everyone else to get it.”

“There is a tendency among men as well as women… so soon as they have acquired a little knowledge of some kind, to want to display it to the best advantage.”

“There’s a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego-which can be destructive.”

“Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.”

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.”

“Truth, acceptance of the truth, is a shattering experience. It shatters the binding shroud of culture trance. It rips apart smugness, arrogance, superiority, and self-importance.”

“We all wish to be of importance in one way or another. The child coughs with might and main, since it has no other claim on the company.”

“We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.”

“When we give up our images of self-importance and our ideas of what should be, we can help things become what they need to be.”

“When you start becoming really successful, the demons start to tempt you – the demons of vanity and self importance, drug abuse, the feelings of fraudulence. But, it’s also a thrill. That’s what I found weird.”

“Where there’s self importance, there’s only a very little bit of you and that little bit is distorted. It’s in a holding pattern that is false to what it knows. That holding pattern forbids you, in that little bit of you, from being the rest of you.”

“You must purge yourself of all thoughts of self-importance, and all inclination to judge either yourself or others. You must go to power with humility and deep respect.”

Value is added in our lives when we show compassion for others and see value in ourselves.

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