Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
knowledge is hidden by selfish desire ó hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present
SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.
knowledge is hidden by selfish desire - hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
The passion of love is essentially selfish, while motherhood widens the circle of our feelings.
Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to readÖ it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laughÖ it is the music of the soul. Take time to giveÖ it is too short a day to be selfish.
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.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Compassion is an emotion of which we ought never to be ashamed. Graceful, particularly in youth, is the tear of sympathy, and the heart that melts at the tale of woe. We should not permit ease and indulgence to contract our affections, and wrap us up in a selfish enjoyment; but we should accustom ourselves to think of the distresses of human, life, of the solitary cottage; the dying parent, and the weeping orphan. Nor ought we ever to sport with pain and distress in any of our amusements, or treat even the meanest insect with wanton cruelty.
Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.
Every noble action is selfish. Some selfish actions are nobler than others. But they are all selfish. And as such there can be no action purely noble anyway. Even the nobility in God's great philosophical intentions is bounded by his vanity.
Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
The young are often accused of exaggerating their troubles; they do so, very often, in the hope of making some impression upon the inertia and the immovability of the selfish old.
Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted and done for you and you alone. Design is like sex. There is someone else involved, their needs are just as important as your own, and if everything goes right, both parties are happy in the end.
Graphic designers are, by and large selfish and spoiled. They stubbornly control and individually design things that are generally smaller than them, perfecting to a level appreciated only by people like them. They dont share and play well with others.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.
Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.
A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.