Personality is a mask which disguises the divine being which lives in every person. The more one rejects personality, the more this divine beginning is manifested.
You must love only God, and you must hate only yourself.
— Blaise Pascal
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my father.
— John 10:17-18
Only those people who deny their own personality can understand the religious teaching.
— The Talmud
He who wants to save his soul, will lose it; and he who wants to lose his life for me and the gospel, will save it.
— Mark 8:35
Those who do not see the meaning of their life in temporary things, in their names and bodies, those people know the truth of life.
— DHAMMAPADA, a book of Buddhist Wisdom
Only when we forget about ourselves, when we get out of the thoughts of ourselves, can we fruitfully communicate with others, listen to them and influence them.