self-love

A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on deception, interest, love, people, and self-love

Self-love is even deceived by self-love, because by looking out for our own interests and disregarding those of other people, we lose the advantage that comes with the exchange of favors.

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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