self-love

A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on achievement, enemies, fame, fortune, love, principles, and self-love

Self-love is almost always the ruling principle of our friendships. It makes us avoid all our obligations in unprofitable situations, and even causes us to forget our hostility towards our enemies when they become powerful enough to help us achieve fame or fortune.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Karl Augustus Menninger on love, people, and self-love

Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor, and vise versa.

Karl Augustus Menninger (1893 -)

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A Quote by June Jordan on facts, feminism, life, love, meaning, respect, self-love, and self-respect

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.

June Jordan (1939 -)

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A Quote by Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo, MD on admiration, conquest, correction, desires, emotion, feeling, guilt, home, hope, love, meaning, mistakes, needs, passion, relationships, responsibility, sacrifice, security, self-love, self-sacrifice, songs, tende

The many meanings of "I Love You" "I love you" [is] a statement that can be expressed in so many varied ways. It may be a stage song, repeated daily without any meaning, or a barely audible murmur, full of surrender. Sometimes it means: I desire you or I want you sexually. It may mean: I hope you love me or I hope that I will be able to love you. Often it means: it may be that a love relationship can develop between us or even I hate you. Often it is a wish for emotional exchange: I want your admiration in exchange for mine or I give my love in exchange for some passion or I want to feel cozy and at home with you or I admire some of your qualities. A declaration of love is mostly a request: I desire you or I want you to gratify me, or I want your protection or I want to be intimate with you or I want to exploit your loveliness. Sometimes it is the need for security and tenderness, for parental treatment. It may mean: my self love goes out to you. But it may also express submissiveness: please take me as I am, or I feel guilty about you, I want, through you, to correct the mistakes I have made in human relations. It may be self-sacrifice and a masochistic wish for dependency. However, it may also be a full affirmation of the other, taking the responsibility for mutual exchange of feelings. It may be a weak feeling of friendliness, it may be the scarcely even whispered expression of ecstasy "I love you, " - wish, desire, submission, conquest: it is never the world itself that tells the real meaning here.

Joost Meerloo

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on conscience, love, motives, obstinacy, persistence, reason, self-love, and tenacity

Obstinacy is will asserting itself without being able to justify itself. It is persistence without a reasonable motive. It is the tenacity of self-love substituted for that of reason and conscience.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by George Eliot on discontent, love, satisfaction, and self-love

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.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Daniel Deronda, bk. 1, ch. 2, 1876.

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on jealousy, love, and self-love

In jealousy there is more of self-love, than of love to another.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on business, friendship, interest, love, men, profit, and self-love

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 83 (1678)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on love and self-love

Our first and last love is - self-love.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

Source: Thoughts, Feelings, and Fancies, (1857)

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on love and self-love

Self-love seems so often unrequited.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

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