Altruism Quotes

Most men have always wanted as much as they could get; and possession has always blunted the fine edge of their altruism.

Katharine Fullerton Gerould

All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

The boundaries of altruism are not even limited to an infinite sum of currency.

Jackie A. Strange

Egoism, which is the moving force of the world, and altruism, which is its morality, these two contradictory instincts, of which one is so plain and the other so mysterious, cannot serve us unless in the incomprehensible alliance of their irreconcilable antagonism.

Joseph Conrad

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.

Aneurin Bevan

They have done impossible things in impossible places. I think it's a great use of that altruism that is built into the Peace Corps. These are people who want to give of themselves.

James Walsh

Altruism is for those who cannot endure their desires.

Mason Cooley

Altruism is selfishness out with a pair of field glasses and imagination.

Christina Stead

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.

Richard Dawkins

We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love.

Jane Goodall

Charity should be spontaneous. Calculated altruism is an affront.

Edward Abbey

A large part of altruism, even when it is perfectly honest, is grounded upon the fact that it is uncomfortable to have unhappy people about one

Henry Louis Mencken

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Martin Luther King Jr

Altruism declares that any action taken for the benefit of others is good, and any action taken for one's own benefit is evil. Thus the beneficiary of an action is the only criterion of moral value - and so long as that beneficiary is anybody other than oneself, anything goes.

Ayn Rand

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.

Ayn Rand

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