„To love the carnal self means to love the body-mind. I cannot abuse my body with alcohol, stress, and self-indulgence and still claim to love my self.“
— Sam Keen author, professor, and philosopher 1931
Source: The Passionate Life (1983), p. 165
„Impenitence is a phenomenon of the will, and consists in the will's cleaving to self-indulgence under light. It consists in the will's pertinacious adherence to the gratification of self, in despite of all the light with which the sinner is surrounded. It is not, as has been said, a passive state nor a mere negation, nor the love of sin for its own sake; but it is an active and obstinate state of the will, a determined holding on to that course of self-seeking which constitutes sin, not from a love to sin, but for the sake of the gratification.“
— Charles Grandison Finney American writer 1792 - 1875
"Repentance and Impenitence" p. 368
Lectures on Systematic Theology (1878)
„LOVE of others is the appreciation of one's self.
MAY your egotism be so gigantic that you comprise mankind in your self-sympathy.“
— Mina Loy Futurist poet and actress 1882 - 1966
Source: The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy
Source: East of Eden
„It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world.“
— Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983
The Passionate State Of Mind, and Other Aphorisms (1955)
Context: The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world.
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
Source: The Two Gentlemen of Verona
„Stacey puts a little love in each pasta shell. But it’s self-love, so it won’t help you that much.“
— Scott Adams cartoonist, writer 1957
"Menus: Stacey’s Favorite Baked Shells & Cheese", Stacey's at Waterford, 2008-01-14 http://www.eatatstaceys.com/staceys-waterford/menus-lunch.php,
„To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that Love is the reason for my existence, for God is love.
Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name.“
— Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968
Seeds of Contemplation (1949).
Il y a dans la jalousie plus d'amour-propre que d'amour.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
„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.“
— Thomas Traherne English poet 1636 - 1674
Fourth Century, sect. 55.
Centuries of Meditations