The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.
Some time when you're feeling important
Some time when your ego's in bloom
Some time when you feel you are
The best qualified man in the room,
Some time when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow this simple instruction
And see how it humbles the soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water
Place your hands in it up to your wrists
Take them out and the hole that remains
Is a measure of how you'll be missed.
You may splash all you like as they enter
You may stir up the water galore
But take them out and in just a moment
It will look just the same as before.
The moral of this is quite simple
Just do the best that you can.
Be proud of yourself but remember
There is no indispensable man.
Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Anything you can do, I can do better, I can do anything better than you.
That favourite subject, Myself.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
Not everything is about you,Clary said furiously.
but you do have to admit that the majority of things are.
I was delighted to see that you thought I was as good as I thought I was.
Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
Bury your ego. Don't be the star. Be the star maker!
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that, when your position fails, your ego goes with it.
Acting isn't always about the amount of talent you have, or your ability to cry on command. The point is, how well can you take direction? How well can you put aside your own ideas or ego and listen to the ideas of the director and the people above you, while not giving up the passion and drive of that character?
What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
I have been complimented myself a great many times, and they always embarrass me - I always feel that they have not said enough.
I was born modest, but it didn't last.
I like to dress egos.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.