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The bad lover, like the bad poet, perhaps because of a preoccupation with self, is essentially inattentive, doesn't listen, doesn' ...
Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be ...
Ours has been called a culture of narcissism. The label is apt but can be misleading. It reads colloquially as selfishness and sel ...
When there is a choice about it, a great sacrifice is preferable to a small sacrifice, because we compensate ourselves for a great ...
"To me it seems a shocking idea. I despise and loathe myself, and yet you thrust self at me from every corner of the church as tho ...
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love.
Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
If we parents accept that problems are an essential part of life's challenges, rather than reacting to every problem as if somethi ...
If love closes, the self contracts and hardens: the mind having nothing else to occupy its attention and give it that change and r ...
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