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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Self-love, Self-lovers
It is the nature of extreme self-lovers, as they will set an house on fire (though) it were but to roast their eggs.  Bacon.  1
Of all mankind each loves himself the best.  Terence.  2
Self-love and self-conceit fills the land with fools.  German.  3
Self-love exaggerates our faults as well as our virtues.  Goethe.  4
Self-love is the greatest of flatterers.  Rochefoucauld.  5
Self-love is a mote in every man’s eye.  6
Self-love is a thief.  German.  7
Self-love, my liege, is not so great a sin
As self-neglecting.  Shakespeare.
Self-love—nobody’s else love.  Dutch.  9

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