100+ Self Centered Quotes To Deal With Egocentric Or Self-Absorbed Jerks

Mayuri Meshram
By Mayuri Meshram  - Editor

Many people tend to be self-absorbed nowadays, these people seem to constantly make everything about themselves, with little to no regard for others. They seem to forget that we should show them respect and pay attention to the people around us.

However, being self-centered can be a good thing from time to time, like think about it more in the self-esteem sense. Like when you avoid being around someone who is quite draining.

They say,

“Everyone is self-centered, to a degree. We need self-centeredness just to maintain our ego strength. Establishing healthy boundaries is key when dealing with self-centered people because in many cases, you might be dealing with family and friends. You’re not just going to dismiss them. So, you’ll need to have a strong set of boundaries in place mainly to protect yourself.”

There’s no doubt that spending time with someone who’s self-centered, whether you’re dating them, or friends with them, takes a negative toll. Maybe after reading these self-centered quotes, you would be able to remind them that the world doesn’t revolve around only one person.

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Self-Centered Quotes To Shape Your Perspective

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, and have few desires.― Lao Tzu

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.

Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant.— Don Miguel Ruiz

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The only theme for self-centered people is themselves.

Pride is nothing more than us highlighting us.

Selfish people lose so much in life because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets.

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The greed to be loved is a fearful thing. Some of those who say that they live only for love come to live in incessant resentment.

The shortest short-term investment is to serve ourselves. -Craig D. Lounsbrough

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.

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If you think the world is all about yourself, you will stay alone.

Self-hatred and self-love are equally self-centered.

If you live your life as if everything is about you…you will be left with just that. Just you.

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Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Your ability to see will never broaden when you only see yourself.

One is never wounded by the loved one gives, only by the love one expects. – Marty Rubin

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We show true respect when we actually listen to what others say.

A great failure in life: not appreciating what others have to give.

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Selfishness must always be forgiven you know because there is no hope of a cure.

Self-absorbed persons only see wrongs in others but not themselves.

People need to learn that their actions do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do, it’s not always just about you.

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There is no lasting happiness if our life is self-centered and selfish.

The emptiest people on this planet are usually the ones full of themselves.

I like kindness. Who doesn’t? Life is definitely too short for self-centered abusive people.

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Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.

People’s actions affect people around them.

People who truly love us are aware and concerned about our happiness in life. People who are self-centered want us around to make them happy.

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True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.

Self-centered people have only one topic to talk about themselves.

Selfish people tend to only be good to themselves… then are surprised when they are alone.

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Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.

Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.

It is interesting how the selfish, the ignorant, and the constantly angry all tend to be the same person.

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An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. – Albert Camus

We should always appreciate what others have to offer.

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say. – Bryant McGill

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The ugliest thing that I have ever seen is a human being without compassion.

Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.

Too much self-centered attitude brings isolation. It results in loneliness, fear, and anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering. ― Dalai Lama

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Paying much attention to yourself may lead to pride.

Self-absorbed people are often blind to their own faults.

Don’t be self-centered instead be the center of love, kindness, and support for others.

God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.

The change from self-centeredness to human-centeredness is the key to a peaceful existence.

Self-centered people only care about their happiness.

You will never find a truly happy self-centered person. They simply don’t exist.

You don’t deserve a point of view if the only thing you see is you.

Self-Absorbed Quotes to Help You Vent Your Frustrations

You consider yourself, your most fascinating subject.

I like kindness. Who doesn’t? Life is definitely too short for self-centered, abusive people.– Ellen Greene

When a man is all wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.

It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.

A self-absorbed person only can see the faults of others but they are often color-blind to their own.

One is not necessarily made self-centered because he is foolish, but one is very often made foolish because he is self-centered.

Stop trying to impress others with the things that you own. Being inspiring them by the way that you live.

Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It’s a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.

The poison of selfishness destroys the world.

Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.

If you think the world is all about yourself, you will stay alone.

Self-centered leaders manipulate when they move people for personal benefit. Mature leaders motivate by moving people for mutual benefit.

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it. – Bernard Bailey

You can’t expect to have a deep relationship with a shallow person.

Self-centered quotes remind us that we are not the center of the universe.

Self-Centered cultures narrow your viewpoint.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back.

The most attractive thing about us is when we treat other people well.

Self-centered people don’t have the time to understand another person’s point of view or feelings.

People that know they are important, think about others. People that think they are important, think about themselves.

Selfish: a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their power of sacrifice.

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.

Self-love forever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens…to stumble upon it.

Someone who is self-centered is only concerned with their own wants and needs and never thinks about other people.

We must remember that the more self-centered our life is, the more prone we are to unhappiness and frustration.

Selfishness is when you only remember a friend if you need something from them.

Out of all the addictions in the world, attention is slowly but surely becoming one of the most dangerous.

Self-centered people often steer conversations to revolve around themselves and they tend to get bored when the focus isn’t on them.

The greed to be loved is a fearful thing. Some of those who say that they live only for love come to live in incessant resentment.

The real measure of selfishness is by asking a person how much he is willing to sacrifice.

Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others.

I bet it gets pretty lonely with only your ego for company.

Self-centered people want everything to go their way all the time.

When we’re constantly thinking about ourselves, our world shrinks.

Self-centeredness can be a symptom of depression or anxiety.

What a cage is to the wild beast, the law is to the selfish man.

Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness.

If you’re having trouble getting rid of your self-centered behavior, don’t assume that you’re a bad person or give up on yourself.

How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego.

Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.

I know that everybody is so obsessed with this idea of fame, and they think that I’m obsessed. In all honesty, I’m just doing me.

Better not to plant seeds of selfishness than try to eradicate them once they have grown into giant weeds.

A person is called selfish, not for pursuing his or her own good, but for neglecting his or her neighbor’s.

Feeling compassion for yourself doesn’t make you selfish! It’s important to take care of your mental and emotional well-being.

Insecurities, betrayal, and selfishness are the things that will never make you a happy person.

To be self-centered is to be self-destroyed. The preservation of self is the surest path to self-destruction. – L.E. Maxwell

People are self-centered to a nauseous degree. They will keep on about themselves while I’m explaining myself.

I don’t waste my time on crappy, self-absorbed, two-faced attention-seeking people. I have better things to do.

The only difference between a hero and a villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

I know you think you’re interesting because you have an accent. But a drunken slur is not an accent.

Selfishness may result in one’s sense of superiority, but life as such will surely deny them

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Putting yourself first is not selfish. Thinking about yourself constantly is selfish. Please respect the difference.

There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up. That is an insincere move.

This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural.

The most miserable people are those who care only about themselves, understand only their own troubles, and see only their own perspective.

Having trouble spotting a selfish person? It´s about their schedule, their needs, their hurt feelings, their ideas, their goals, their…

Please hold onto your kindness. We share the world with many selfish beings and we need open hearts to create change.

We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.

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