Self-love, it is obvious, remains always positive and active in our natures.
The primary problem in the psychology of becoming is to account for the transformation by which the unsocialized infant becomes an adult with structured loves, hates, loyalties, and interests, capable of taking his place in a complexly ordered society.
As partisans of our own way of life, we cannot help thinking in a partisan manner.
The surest way to lose truth is to pretend that one already wholly possesses it.
We cannot know the young child’s personality by studying his systems of interest, for his attention is as yet too labile, his reactions impulsive, and interests unformed. From adolescence onward, however, the surest clue to personality is the hierarchy of interests, including the loves and loyalties of adult life.