In his 1916 essay "The Exceptions", Sigmund Freud interprets Richard's opening soliloquy saying "we all demand reparation for early wounds to our narcissism, our self-love."
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 as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.june jordan
Thus God and nature linked the gen'ral frame, And bade self-love and social be the same.Alexander Pope
The great problem of legislation is, so to organize the civil government of a community ... that in the operation of human institutions upon social action, self-love and social may be made the same.john quincy adams
Stacey puts a little love in each pasta shell. But it’s self-love, so it won’t help you that much.scott adams
A cross borne in simplicity, without the interference of self-love to augment it, is only half a cross. Suffering in this simplicity of love, we are not only happy in spile of the cross, but because of it; for love is pleased in suffering for the Well Beloved, and the cross which forms us into His image is a consoling bond of love.françois fénelon
Hamlet is every man's self-love with all its dreams realized. He wears all the crowns and carries every cross.hugh kingsmill
Self knowledge begins with the neighbor, the mirror, and just the same with true self-love; that goes from the mirror to the matter.johann georg hamann
As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is at liberty to exercise it, different opinions will be formed. As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other; and the former will be objects to which the latter will attach themselves.james madison
Is it against justice or reason to love ourselves? And why is self-love always a vice?vauvenargues, luc de clapiers, marquis de
Wars and other kinds of murder have their beginning in the hatred of the enemy and in the unwillingness to be patient with evil . Their root is in intemperate self-love and in immoderate affection for temporal possessions. These conflicts are brought into this world because men do not trust the Son of God enough to abide by his commandments.
In jealousy there is more self-love than 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.william hazlitt
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.
It is self-love and its offspring self-deception, which shut the gates of heaven, and lead men, as if in a delicious dream, to hell.
O war! thou son of hell, Whom angry heavens do make their minister, Throw in the frozen bosoms of our part Hot coals of vengeance! Let no soldier fly. He that is truly dedicate to war Hath no self-love, nor he that loves himself, Hath not essentially but by circumstance The name of valour.
It is self-love and its offspring self-deception, which shut the gates of heaven, and lead men, as if in a delicious dream, to hell.christian scriver
The expression of vanity and self-love becomes less offensive, when it retains something of simplicity and frankness.alexander von humboldt
Is the force of self-love abated, or its interest prejudiced, by benevolence? So far from it, that benevolence, though a distinct principle, is extremely serviceable to self-love, and then doth most service when it is least designed…. And then, as to that charming delight which immediately follows the giving joy to another, or relieving his sorrow, and is, when the objects are numerous, and the kindness of importance, really inexpressible, what can this be owing to but a consciousness of a man’s having done something praiseworthy, and expressive of a great soul?
The character of a gentleman [I take it] may be explained nearly thus: A blackguard is a fellow who does not care whom he offends; a clown is a blockhead who does not know when he offends; 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.
Liebe zu sich selbst ist immer derAnfang eines romanhaften Lebens. Self-love is always the beginning of a novelistic affair.thomas mann
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 through the whole sensitive family of genius.
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin As self-neglecting.william shakespeare
Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, As self-neglecting.