When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.
Author: John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Profession: British Critic, Social Theorist
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.
Author: Alexander Smith (1830-1867)
Profession: Scottish Poet, Author
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.
Author: Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
Profession: American Poet
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist