Selfishness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Selfishness

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It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
~By Edgar Watson Howe ~


Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Undoubtedly there are, in connection with each of these things, cases of fraud, swindling, and other financial crimes; that is to say, the greed and selfishness of men are perpetual.
~By William Graham Sumner ~


Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
~By William Howard Taft ~


As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
~By Helen Keller ~


Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.
~By Richard Bach ~


Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
~By Franz Kafka ~


As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel.
~By Rick Danko ~


Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
~By Elihu Root ~


Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


How sick one gets of being "good," how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.
~By Alice James ~


We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense.
~By Andrew Coyle Bradley ~


Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
~By Nathaniel Hawthorne ~


Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


My desire for the part of Mammy was not dominated by selfishness for Hollywood has been good to me and I am grateful.
~By Hattie McDaniel ~


Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
~By Paramahansa Yogananda ~


The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night, but it cannot banish the blackness of malice, hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity.
~By David O. McKay ~


A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.
~By David Seabury ~


This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.
~By Elizabeth Bowen ~


Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


There are no generalizations in American politics that vested selfishness cannot cut through.
~By John Gunther ~


Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
~By Andre Maurois ~


The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.
~By Jessica Lange ~


Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express.
~By George A. Smith ~


Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.
~By Joseph Barber Lightfoot ~


All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.
~By James K. Polk ~


Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.
~By William E. Gladstone ~


Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
~By Jane Austen ~


Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
~By Lao Tzu ~


Selfishness is the only real atheism; unselfishness the only real religion.
~By Israel Zangwill ~


Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
~By Woodrow Wilson ~


If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
~By Cesare Pavese ~


Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


I was surprised by how much I like being a father; surprised at what a decent father I am, because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to dump my selfishness.
~By Michael Zaslow ~


To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
~By Adam Smith ~


I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.
~By Shakira ~


Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.
~By John Comenius ~


Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
~By Graham Greene ~


The organization and constant onward sweep of this movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness, greed and the neglect of the few.
~By John L. Lewis ~


Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country's unity.
~By Mwai Kibaki ~


What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


Men err from selfishness; women because they are weak.
~By Madame de Stael ~


Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
~By Douglas Horton ~

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