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English writer and poet 1819-1880+2
It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882+1
A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-1904+1
Our first and last love is... self-love.
A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.
American academic and social critic 1947-0
Charisma is the radiance produced by the interaction of male and female elements in a gifted personality. The charismatic woman has a masculine force and severity. The charismatic man has an entrancing female beauty. Both are hot and cold, glowing with presexual self-love.Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.0
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-16620
Eloquence is an art of saying things in such a wayâ€”(1) that those to whom we speak may listen to them without pain and with pleasure; (2) that they feel themselves interested, so that self-love leads them more willingly to reflection upon it.Source: Pensees (1669)
British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-16740
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
American poet and civil rights activist 1939-0
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.
Scottish Economist 1723-17900
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-17780
It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-17730
Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
American yoga teacher and author 1943-0
Self-love depressed becomes self-loathing.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-18320
Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.