18.12.07

On Feeling Self-Important

“The result you got was the communication you intended”.

Werner Erhard.


Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm -- but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”

T.S. Eliot

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

Oscar Wilde


“Self-importance is man's greatest enemy. What weakens him is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of his fellow men. Self-importance requires that one spend most of one's life offended by something or someone.”

Don Juan