Quotation Explorer - 'Self-Interest'

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness is attained, not through self-interest, but through unconditional fidelity in endless love of eternal light. - Aaron Cohen
Entrepreneurship is the use of self-interest in the service of others. Politics is the use of others in the service of self-interest. - Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski
I mean what does a democracy depend on? A democracy depends on the individual voter making an intelligent and rational choice for what he regards as his enlightened self-interest, in any given circumstance. - Aldous Huxley
It's a civic virtue to be exposed to things that appear to be outside your interest. In a complex world, almost everything affects you that closes the loop on pecuniary self-interest. Customers are always right, but people aren't. - Clive Thompson
If the world were so organized that everything has to be fair, no living creature could survive for a day. The birds would be forbidden to eat worms, and everyone's self-interest would have to be served.
If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after. - Napoleon Hill
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages. - Adam Smith
Any academic skill is quickly achievable if charged with clear purpose and an appeal to enthusiastic self-interest. Tarzan of the Apes only needed about twenty minutes to figure out how to read the beautiful Jane Porter’s cursive writing. - T.K. Naliaka
The person standing at the corner in the cold waiting for the ride is the most important person in the world and any transit system employees only exist for that person and act accordingly, above and beyond their own self-interest - Utpal Dutta
Self-interest lies behind all that men do, forming the important motive for all their actions; this rule has never deceived me - Marquis de Sade
Just as God, above all, is free of every need and self-interest, the spiritual man who has the Spirit struggles and becomes perfected in the love according to Christ, love that is delivered of all need and self-interest. - John Romanides
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