Selfishness Quotes

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.

John Kenneth Galbraith

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Those who do not hate their own selfishness and regard themselves as more important than the rest of the world are blind because the truth lies elsewhere

Blaise Pascal

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Selfishness is the making a man's self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doeth.

John Owen

SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.

Ambrose Bierce

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.

Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

Robert A. Heinlein

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Oscar Wilde

The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love.

James Allen

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Take the selfishness out of this world and there would be more happiness than we should know what to do with.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

The force of selfishness is as inevitable and as calculable as the force of gravitation.

Hailliard

The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others.

B. C. Forbes
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