Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Friday, August 02, 2019

Quote for the Day Number Two: Don't be too true to yourself

This may be one of the most interesting one-liners ever from Charlotte Mason!

"Loyalty is to be expected of him who is not true to himself." ~~ Ourselves 

Update: See comments, Phyllis added a text correction. It turns out all the words are there, but a stray period changed the meaning of the online text.  Am I disappointed that CM wasn't being quite so ironic? No, I think she did say more or less the same thing elsewhere.

2 comments:

Phyllis said...

I couldn't quite understand this one, so I went digging. There's a typo there that changes the whole meaning! In the PDF of the book it says, "He is true to himself who is true to these; and no other Loyalty is to be expected of him who is not true to himself."

Mama Squirrel said...

Hmm, so that wasn't the original wording? Very good to know. Thanks, Phyllis.

I read it (as I had it) as meaning that loyalty to the cause outside oneself should trump self-interest.