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.
Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self- importance.
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.
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.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Self-importance requires spending most of one's life offended by something or someone.
I consider myself more exportant than important.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.
A man who keeps company with glaciers comes to feel tolerably insignificant by and by.
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 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.
There's a world of difference between a strong ego, which is essential, and a large ego-which can be destructive.
One of the things that characterizes good intellectual work is a certain self-importance
Celebrity gives us delusion of 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.
Exaggerated self-importance is deemed an individual fault, but a racial virtue.