From Unity of Good by Mary Baker Eddy
1 FROM various friends comes inquiry as to the meaning
of a word employed in the foregoing colloquy.
3 There are two English words, often used as if they were
synonyms, which really have a shade of difference between
6 An egotist is one who talks much of himself. Egotism
implies vanity and self-conceit.
Egoism is a more philosophical word, signifying a
9 passionate love of self, which doubts all existence except
its own. An egoist, therefore, is one uncertain of every-
thing except his own existence.
12 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
15 His own all-presence, all-knowledge, all-power.