Unity of Good, by Mary Baker Eddy
Books by Mary Baker Eddy

The Ego
page 366

The Ego

   From various friends comes inquiry as to the meaning
of a word employed in the foregoing colloquy.
   There are two English words, often used as if they were
synonyms, which really have a shade of difference between
   An egotist is one who talks much of himself.  Egotism
implies vanity and self-conceit.
   Egoism is a more philosophical word, signifying a
passionate love of self, which doubts all existence except
its own.  An egoist, therefore, is one uncertain of everything
except his own existence.
   Applying these distinctions to evil and God, we shall
find that evil is egotistic, - boastful, but fleeing like a
shadow at daybreak; while God is egoistic, knowing only
His own all-presence, all-knowledge, all-power.

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