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ego
used in The Fountainhead

27 uses
  • They are not to assert their little egos, but to express the soul of their country and the rhythm of their time.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (17% in)
  • You're not a comfortable person to have around, I'm actually scared of you, but I might as well inflate your inflated ego some more, at a distance, and confess that we're all waiting for you impatiently.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (89% in)
  • Only when you can feel contempt for your own priceless little ego, only then can you achieve the true, broad peace of selflessness, the merging of your spirit with the vast collective spirit of mankind.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (50% in)
  • There is no room for the love of others within the tight, crowded miser's hole of a private ego.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (51% in)
  • In spiritual matters there is a simple, infallible test: everything that proceeds from the ego is evil; everything that proceeds from love for others is good.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (84% in)
  • Only when you learn to deny your ego, completely, only when you learn to be amused by such piddling sentimentalities as your little sex urges—only then will you achieve the greatness which I have always expected of you.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (10% in)
  • Instead of the soaring lines reaching for heaven, demanded by the very nature of a temple, as a symbol of man's quest for something higher than his little ego, this building is flauntingly horizontal, its belly in the mud, thus declaring its allegiance to the carnal, glorifying the gross pleasures of the flesh above those of the spirit.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (6% in)
  • It is one man's ego defying the most sacred impulses of all mankind, of every man on the street, of every man in this courtroom!
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (63% in)
  • You must be willing to suffer, to be cruel, to be dishonest, to be unclean—anything, my dear, anything to kill the most stubborn of roots, the ego.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (68% in)
  • We are poisoned by the superstition of the ego.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (73% in)
  • We must destroy the ego first.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (73% in)
  • I've given you, not my sacrifice or my pity, but my ego and my naked need.
    2.14 — Part 2 Chapter 14 (93% in)
  • Forget your little ego.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (36% in)
  • "I breathe for my own necessity, for the fuel of my body, for my survival...I've given you, not my sacrifice or my pity, but my ego and my naked need..."
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (84% in)
  • It's your ownership of your own ego.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (37% in)
  • I erased my ego out of existence in a way never achieved by any saint in a cloister.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (39% in)
  • It's his ego he's betrayed and given up.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (58% in)
  • Your ego is the strictest judge.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (69% in)
  • Men without an ego.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (76% in)
  • A self-sufficient ego.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (94% in)
  • One man's Ego against all the concepts of mercy, humanity and brotherhood.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (28% in)
  • Do you know the proper antonym for Ego?
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (78% in)
  • To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (38% in)
  • Men have been taught that the ego is the synonym of evil, and selflessness the ideal of virtue.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (57% in)
  • All that which proceeds from man's independent ego is good.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (62% in)
  • The first right on earth is the right of the ego.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (68% in)
  • By this fraud they were made to destroy the ego, themselves and others.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (72% in)

There are no more uses of "ego" in The Fountainhead.

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