Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
We are too much haunted by ourselves; we project the central shadow of ourselves on everything around us. And then comes in the gospel to rescue us from this selfishness. Redemption is this--to forget self in God.
SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
knowledge is hidden by selfish desire - hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.
Selfishness, if but reasonably tempered with wisdom, is not such an evil trait.
Selfishness is the making a man's self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doeth.
Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
The greatest productive force is human selfishness.
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by
Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
Sordid selfishness doth contract and narrow our benevolence, and cause us, like serpents, to infold ourselves within ourselves, and to turn out our stings to the entire world besides.
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.
Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.
The force of selfishness is as inevitable and as calculable as the force of gravitation.
Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.
The man who lives by himself and for himself is likely to be corrupted by the company he keeps.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
The fondness we have for self furnishes another long rank of prejudices.
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