Well, to tell the truth, I was not, and the truth is better than self-love.
It is self-love inflamed to the acute point; conceit, with a hair-trigger.
There are three subjective principles of morals,—sympathy, benevolence, self-love.
You see how self-love keeps us from knowing our own defects of mind and body.
And the only answer was one still more wounding to his self-love.