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Narcissism makes people incapable of looking beyond themselves, beyond their own desires and needs.

Amoris Laetitia
I�m an egotist, but I�m not selfish. There�s a difference. I�m a neurotic, I guess. I can�t stop thinking about myself. It isn�t that I think myself so important... I simply can�t think about anything else, that�s all. If I could fall in love with a woman that might help some. But I can�t find a woman who interests me.

Tropic of Cancer
It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
The world is full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.

How to Win Friends & Influence People
My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.

The Bell Jar
Egotism is the tongue of vanity
Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it
Egoism is the very essence of a noble soul
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."