Joseph Butler Quotes on love

The principle we call self-love never seeks anything external for the sake of the thing, but only as a means of happiness or good: particular affections rest in the external things themselves... view

By: Joseph Butler

The object of self-love is expressed in the term self.. view

By: Joseph Butler

Remember likewise there are persons who love fewer words, an inoffensive sort of people, and who deserve some regard, though of too still and composed tempers for you... view

By: Joseph Butler

Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown... view

By: Joseph Butler

The private interest of the individual would not be sufficiently provided for by reasonable and cool self-love alone.. view

By: Joseph Butler

Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good.. view

By: Joseph Butler

Happiness does not consist in self-love... view

By: Joseph Butler

Love of our neighbour, then, has just the same respect to, is no more distant from, self-love, than hatred of our neighbour, or than love or hatred of anything else... view

By: Joseph Butler

People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection, and yet be extremely miserable... view

By: Joseph Butler