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

Humans have long since possessed the tools for crafting a better world. Where love, compassion, altruism and justice have failed, genetic manipulation will not succeed.

GINA MARANTO

Loyalty cannot be too liberally insisted upon. Altruism in nature remains an exception. It poses a puzzle, being in prima facie conflict with the survival of the fittest and most selfish.

Peter Birks

In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.

John Buchanan Robinson

Human altruism is thought to be based, in part, on empathy. To be empathetic, you need to understand the thoughts and desires of others.

Joan Silk

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

Very usually, altruism is only the sublimest form of selfishness.

Sri Aurobindo

Altruism is masked self-interest. Aggressive self-interest is a masked urge to self-destruction.

Gregory Dale Bear

Objectivism comes on, sometimes, as if the most important issue you have to understand is the issue of egoism versus altruism. But thats nowhere near the beginning of the process.

Nathaniel Branden

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