Quotes: self-love

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  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    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
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Our first and last love is... self-love.
  • Andrew Matthews
    Andrew Matthews
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    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.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    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)
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    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.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    Eloquence is an art of saying things in such a way—(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)
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    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.
  • June Jordan
    June Jordan
    American poet and civil rights activist 1939-
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    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.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
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    If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
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    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.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
  • Sally Kempton
    Sally Kempton
    American yoga teacher and author 1943-
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    Self-love depressed becomes self-loathing.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.
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