My sense of self is my greatest delusion.
Musing 6: On the Sense of Self.
Perhaps this sense of self is a delusion. Perhaps it has been given to me to inspire me to act. Perhaps, even though I believe I act to benefit myself, the real beneficiary of my actions is not me, but rather humanity. And perhaps a leaf also believes it changes reality.
Aphorism 38: On Humility and the Self.
The ultimate act of humility is to renounce the self.