Practical Quotes on Self-Love

 Best Practical Quotes on Self-Love 

Hamlet on your own self 


“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet


D'Israeli on Self-Love

Self-love is a principle of action, but among no class of human beings has nature so profusely distributed this principle of life and action as though the whole sensitive family of genius. 

Isaac D'Israeli—Literary Character of Men of Genius. 

D'Israeli on Self-Love


George Eliot on Self-love


He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
George Eliot—Adam Bede

George Eliot on Self-love



Goethe on self-love


He who does not think too much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
Goethe—Spruche in Prosa. III.
Goethe on self-love



 C.G. Jung on accepting yourself


“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”   C.G. Jung

C.G. Jung on accepting yourself


Hazlitt on Self-love

A gentleman is one who understands and shows every mark of deference to the claims of self-love in others and exacts it in return from them.
Hazlitt—Table Talk. 

Hazlitt on Self-love


La Rochefoucauld


Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers. 

La Rochefoucauld—Maxima.
Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.



Mme. de Maintenon


Behold the fine appointment he makes with me; that man never did love anyone but himself.
Mme. de Matntenon, when Louis XIV.
Mme. de Maintenon


Milton on Self-esteem


Self-esteem grounded on just and right Well managed.
Milton—Paradise Lost.
Milton on Self-esteem



Pascal on egoism 

Egoism is hateful. 
Pascal
Pope on the observer


Pope on the observer 

To observations which ourselves we make, We grow more partial for the observer's sake.
Pope—Moral Essays. 



Pope on the observer



Pythagoreans. on self-respect


But respect yourself most of all. 

Golden Verses of the Pythagoreans.
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Pythagoreans. on self-respect



I fall back dazzled at beholding myself all rosy red, At having, I myself, caused the sun to rise.

Rostand—Chanticleer.

Othello. on self-love



O villainous! I have looked upon the world for four times seven years; and since I could distinguish betwixt a benefit and an injury, I never found a man that knew how to love himself. Othello.


Othello. on self-love


 Henry V on self-neglect

Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin As self-neglecting.
 Henry V. Act II.


Henry V on self-neglect



Terence on his own interest

I am the most concerned about my own interests. 
Terence—Andria


Offended self-love


Terence on his own interest


Offended self-love never forgives.
Vizee—Les Aveux Difficihs
 

Voltaire on Self-love

This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind:—it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it. 

Voltaire—Philosophical Dictionary
Voltaire on Self-love



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