Take the selfishness out of this world and there would be more happiness than we should know what to do with.
Offended self-love never forgives.
Selfishness at the expense of others' happiness is demonism.
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness
Self is ingenious, crooked, and, governed by subtle and snaky desire, admits of endless turnings and qualifications, and the deluded worshippers of self vainly imagine that they can gratify every worldly desire, and at the same time possess the Truth
Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
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.
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.
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish.
Next to the very young, the very old are the most selfish.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
If all the people in this world, in which we live, were as selfish as a few of the people in this world, in which we live, there would be no world in which to live.
To be saved is only this,--salvation from our own selfishness.
Selfishness, when it is punished by the world, is mostly punished because it is connected with egotism.
The selfish man cuts away the sand from under his own feet, he digs his own grave; and every time, from the beginning of the world until now, God Almighty pushes him into the grave and covers him up.
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
Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.
We hear talk of sanctified selfishness, of the adorable expansion of one race across the others, of noble hatreds and glorious conquests, and we see these ideals trying to take shape on all hands.
There can be no Good Will. Will is always Evil; it is persecution to others or selfishness.
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