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Another will pose as a social benefactor, while at home he is an egoist and a tyrant.

The sentiments of the egoist are summed up in the maxim, "After me the deluge!"

Yes, your husband is no better now than an egoist, a collector of happy days.

To be the altruist, one must first be the egoist (say the philosophers), to give, one must first have.

“You would have been an Egoist, only Meredith made you ashamed to be one,” she answered.

Then you are jubilant, so there must be something personal in it—you are sufficiently an egoist for that.

He was too much of the egoist to attempt concealment of any kind.

To the Egoist all other people are uniformly and intrinsically strangers.

Individualist, egoist, anarchist, his only thought was of letters.

You egoist, who could live with a person like you without growing like you?

WORD ORIGIN

1785, in metaphysics, "one who maintains there is no evidence of the existence of anything but the self" (taking ego in a sense of "thinking subject"), from French égoiste (1755); see ego + -ist. Meaning "selfish person" is from 1879. Related: Egoistic; egoistical.

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