95 Self Centered Quotes About Self Absorbed People

Looking for inspiration quotes about being self centered? We have rounded up the best collection of self centered quotes, sayings, captions, sarcastic messages and status (with images and pictures) to inspire you to be more considerate and think about others as well because the world doesn’t only revolve around you.

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Self centered people are those who only think about themselves. At times, they may come across as egoistic and selfish in nature. Such self absorbed people are mean in their behavior and are wrapped up with themselves.

All they are about is “I, ME AND MYSELF.” People who have this quality of being obsessed about themselves don’t respect and appreciate other individuals.

Self indulgent people only think about their needs, their perspective and their advantage all the time they don’t focus on people around them.

They don’t care about about anyone’s problem because they are too busy thinking about themselves. It’s heartbreaking to come across such toxic people who can betray you anytime, so always take time to trust people.

Related: Hypocrisy Quotes

Being self centered at times can be the need of the hour where your interests are at stake. But never make it your habit or character, because your friends and family who love you, will feel cheated and used when you always think of yourself first.

These motivational quotes are divided in these sections:-

  • Self Centered Quotes
  • Self Centered People Quotes
  • Funny Quotes About Being Self Centered

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Self Centered Quotes

  1. “Pride is nothing more than us highlighting us.” – Kevin Thoman                                         

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    self centered sayings

  2. “Self-hatred and self-love are equally self-centered.” – Mason Cooley

  3. “A great failure in life: not appreciating what others have to give.” – Marty Rubin

  4. “Self-absorbed persons only see wrongs in others but not themselves.” – Unknown

  5. “Self centered people have only one topic to talk about… THEMSELVES.” – Stef Harder                                                                                                                                             

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    self centered quotes

  6. “There is no lasting happiness if our life is self-centered and selfish.” – Lynn G. Robbins

  7. “The emptiest people on this planet are usually the ones full of themselves.” – Unknown

  8. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis                                                                                                                                             

    Quotes About being self centered
    Quotes About being self centered

  9. “The ugliest thing that I have ever seen is a human being without compassion.” – Unknown

  10. “Don’t be self-centered instead be center of love, kindness and support for others.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                         

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    self centered quotes images

  11. “If you live your life as if everything is about you… you will be left with just that. Just you.” – Unknown

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

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

  14. “A self absorbed person only can see the faults of others but they are often color blind to their own.” – Unknown                                                                                                           

    Self Centeredness Quotes
    Self Centeredness Quotes

  15. “Stop trying to impress others with the things that you own. Being inspiring them by the way that you live.” – Unknown

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

  17. “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.” – Unknown

  18. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3 (Bible Verse)

  19. “The change from self-centeredness to human-centeredness is the key to peaceful existence.” – Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

  20. “People that know they are important, think about others. People that think they are important, think about themselves.” – Hans F. Hansen

  21. “We must remember that the more self-centered our life is, the more prone we are to unhappiness and frustration.” – Dr. Prem Jagyasi

  22. “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.” – C.S. Lewis

  23. “When we’re constantly thinking about ourselves, our world shrinks.” – Seth Adam Smith, You life isn’t for you: A selfish person’s guide to being selfless

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

  25. “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.” – Unknown

  26. “The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face or body and more to do with your heart and how you treat people.” – Unknown

  27. “A self centered life is like a two edged knife, it begins at loving only oneself, and ends at blaming everyone else, to be out of it one should take a break…” – Kalpit Jain

  28. “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.” – Shannon Thomas

  29. “Self absorbed people only think about what makes them feel good at the moment – they don’t have any respect or regard for anyone else. Then they wonder why their relationships fail.” – Unknown

  30. “If we live a self-directed, self-motivated, self-centered life, always needing to get our own way, then we’re going to be miserable. In fact, many times we believe it’s our problems that are making us unhappy when, in reality, it’s because we’re focused on ourselves.” – Joyce Myer

Self Centered People Quotes

Being self centered is not a good thing for any relation, be it husband and wife, parents or children, or even at your workplace.

The best way to deal with such  people who always stay on an ego trip is to avoid them and move forward in life.

  1. “This above all to thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet

  2. “Self-centeredness can be a symptom of depression or anxiety.” – Unknown

  3. “Self-Centered cultures narrow your viewpoint.” – New Scientist Magazine

  4. “Self-centered people want everything to go their way all the time.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                         

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    short self centered captions

  5. “Self-absorbed people often don’t recognize how selfish they have become.” – Unknown

  6. “People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.” – Mother Teresa

  7. “How starved you must have been that my heart became a meal for your ego.” – Unknown

  8. “You will never find a truly happy self-centered person. They simply don’t exist.” – Zig Ziglar

  9. “It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.” – Hugh Hefner

  10. “Selfish people tend to only be good to themselves… then are surprised when they are alone.” – Unknown

  11. “In today’s world, by nature, we are all self-centered. And that often leads to selfishness.” – Gary Chapman

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

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

  14. “People are self-centered to a nauseous degree. They will keep on about themselves while I’m explaining me.” – Piet Hein

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

  16. “Some people, who always talk about how busy they are, are really trying to claim how ‘important’ they are.” – Donna Lynn Hope

  17. “We have become so self centered that we go to God only for something from Him, and not for God Himself.” – Oswald Chambers

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

  19. “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.” – Unknown

  20. “Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” – Khalil Gibran

  21. “A self-centered husband misses out on the special moments because he is too busy indulging in his own selfish desires and fantasies.” – Unknown

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

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

  24. “Every person must decide whether they will walk in light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  25. “Selfish people cannot understand what compromising is in a relationship neither will they ever see why it’s necessary in the relationship.” – Unknown

  26. “The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness with hold some important benefit.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  27. “I’d like to say I’m not self-absorbed compared to others, but that’s hard to say since I’m far too self-absorbed to pry into other’s self absorption.” – Unknown

  28. “Self centered people can motivate themselves, love themselves, cheer themselves, build their empire, but they never do those things to another.” – Lerato Lee

  29. “Self-serving biases and self-centered agendas are cotton jammed in the ears of our conscience. Even if truth shouts, we can’t hear it.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

  30. “Selfish individuals are the most self-centered people on Earth. Creating relations with such people can bring doom for those who make such a choice.” – Unknown

  31. “The selfish and self-centered have a hard time being kind, even though you and I know that kindness is a source of relief to the soul.” – Janvier Couteu-Chando

  32. “Self-centered leaders manipulate when they move people for personal benefit. Mature leaders motivate by moving people for mutual benefit.” – John C. Maxwell

  33. “Selfish people often mistake selfishness for strength. It takes no talent, no intelligence, no self control and no effort to sacrifice other people for your ego.” – Unknown

  34. “Ignoring the needs of your partner and expecting a happy relationship, is like ignoring your plants needing water and still expecting a beautiful garden.” – Unknown

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

  36. “People have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves. Finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered.” – Unknown

  37. “I believe in giving kindness, regardless of how unreasonable and self centered a person is. Kindness is a gift of sanctity for a person. It has the goal of making the soul smile.” – Lionel Suggs

  38. “It is our hypocrisy and self-focus that drains us. When we become purpose centered, internally directed other focused and externally open, we discover energy we didn’t know we had.” – Robert E Quinn

  39. “Self-centered is someone who only thinks about himself, his own needs and his own interests, or is actions or behaviors taken by someone that shows a concern only for that person’s needs.” – Unknown

  40. “Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper.” – Kazuo Inamori

  41. “We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.” – Joko Beck

  42. “If you live your life with character and integrity, small minded, self-centered people will gossip and talk behind your back about you. Forget about this, your only alternative is become one of them.” – Unknown

  43. “People are self-centered – it’s all about them. And we’re telling people it’s okay to be ‘all about you’ because you’re a victim and it’s not your fault. That’s why society has gotten more and more belligerent and selfish.” – Jim Nortan

  44. “To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving. No self centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting.” – Joseph Fort Newton

  45. “Being self obsessed… does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion.” – Unknown

  46. “I was brought up not to be selfish or self-centered. So if you play somebody who isn’t so lovable, you can play that person and no one will turn on you. I don’t want to play that person in real life. Because then people won’t like me so much.” – Julie Kavner

  47. “Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth and happiness.” – Iyanla Vanzant

  48. “If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault. Once someone has shown a tendency to be self-centered, you need to recognize that and take care of yourself; people aren’t going to change simply because you want them to.” – Oprah Winfrey

  49. “Self esteem is not the same as self-centered, self absorbed or selfish. Self esteem is also not complacency or overconfidence, both of which and set us up for failure. Self esteem is a strong motivator to work hard. Self esteem is related to mental health and happiness.” – Glenn R. Schiraldi

  50. “Toxic people you should just get rid of: Those who spread negativity. Those who criticize you all the time. Those who waste your time. Those who are jealous. Those who play the victim. Those who don’t care. Those who are self-centered. Those who keep disappointing you.” – Unknown

  51. “Selfish people always thinks about them, their family, their welfare, their success, their future, their enrichment, their prosperity… real happiness depends upon helping others and making others to laughing.. don’t be selfish.. “God is living in the smile of poor people.”” – Hema Chandran

  52. “You have to understand that some people never grow. They never learn their lesson. They never recognize their mistakes, they never acknowledge their faults, they never admit they were in the wrong. You will never receive an apology from them, and you will never see their behavior change.” – Unknown

  53. “Self-centered anger generates evil, but wrath at social injustice becomes the driving force for reform. Strong language that censures and combats a great evil often awakens adverse reactions from society, but this must not intimidate those who believe they are right. A lion is a lion because he roars.” – Daisaku Ikeda

  54. “Childish is not being playful and innocent, childish is when you can’t understand others, always try to pick on others, trying to impose your negativity on others, being self centered and judgmental! No, that’s not even childish, that’s immature, children deserve much more standard than immature people!” – Unknown

  55. “The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world, because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source. Return to that source and leave behind all self-centered thoughts, petty desires, and anger. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.” – Morihei Ueshiba

  56. “Many people are unhappy and are not experiencing life to its fullest because they’ve closed their hearts to compassion, they are motivated by only what they want and what they think they need. They rarely do anything for anybody else unless they have an ulterior goal in mind. They are self-involved and self-centered.” – Joel Osteen

Funny Quotes About Being Self Centered

  1. “You consider yourself, your most fascinating subject.” – Britt Bennett

  2. “The self-centered simplicity of you humans never ceases to amaze me.” – Lucifer Morningstar

  3. “When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed they are not it.” – Unknown

  4. “I know you think you’re interesting because you have an accent. But a drunken slur is not an accent.” – Unknown

  5. “Attention: Paranoids, guilty consciences, and the self absorbed. Relax sillies! There are a lot more interesting and worth while things for people to talk about than you…” – Unknown


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