But egoism is more than this. It is the realization by the individual that he is above all institutions and all formulas; that they exist only so far as he chooses to make them his own by accepting them. John Buchanan Robinson
In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism. John Buchanan Robinson
Shyness is just egoism out of its depth. Penelope Keith
Who among us has the strength to oppose petty egoism, those petty good feelings, pity and remorse? Ivan Turgenev
The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity; rather, the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief. George Eliot

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