The twins threw themselves into it with their whole heart, for their self-love
A shipowner loves a profitable ship; the seaman is proud of her; a doubt of her good looks seldom exists in his mind; but if he can boast of her more useful qualities it is an added satisfaction for his self-love
To hesitate in his answer to Porthos would have been a check, for which the self-love
of D'Artagnan would never have consoled itself.
Therefore a bad poet would, I grant, make a false critique, and his self-love
would infallibly bias his little judgment in his favor; but a poet, who is indeed a poet, could not, I think, fail of making-a just critique; whatever should be deducted on the score of self-love
might be replaced on account of his intimate acquaintance with the subject; in short, we have more instances of false criticism than of just where one's own writings are the test, simply because we have more bad poets than good.
It is not self-love
that prompts me to speak of my own comforting, but my friendship and love for you, which will never fade from my heart.
This sight revived the pain of his self-love
; he fled.
He was well aware of the motive of this antipathy, the origin of this solitary enmity, the cause of its personality and old standing, and in what rivalry of self-love
it had its rise.
Not, to be sure, with the love of the sick and infected, for with them stinketh even self-love
More and more as he thought of the matter, he thought also of David and his passionate self-love
was partially forgotten.
As there are some minds whose affections, like Master Blifil's, are solely placed on one single person, whose interest and indulgence alone they consider on every occasion; regarding the good and ill of all others as merely indifferent, any farther than as they contribute to the pleasure or advantage of that person: so there is a different temper of mind which borrows a degree of virtue even from self-love
. Such can never receive any kind of satisfaction from another, without loving the creature to whom that satisfaction is owing, and without making its well-being in some sort necessary to their own ease.
It is not flattering to my self-love
, but I am afraid you did.'
But his self-love
would endure no further torment: I heard, and not altogether disapprovingly, a manual cheek given to her saucy tongue.