• If love closes, the self contracts and hardens: the mind having nothing else to occupy its attention and give it that change and renewal it requires, busies itself more and more with self-feeling, which takes on narrow and disgusting forms, like avarice, arrogance and fatuity.

    Charles Horton Cooley, Hans-Joachim Schubert (1998). “On Self and Social Organization”, p.167, University of Chicago Press
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