Quotation Explorer - 'Selfish'

Hmm…now that I think about it, housecats are often coddled and petted. You don’t pet me nearly enough. You must be a lax owner. How selfish of you to deprive your cat of attention. - Colleen Houck
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. - Lawana Blackwell
Love is the key to the mystery. Love by its very nature is not selfish, but generous. It seeks not its own, but the good of others. The measure of love is not the pleasure it gives-that is the way the world judges it-but the joy and peace it can purchase for others. - Fulton J. Sheen
Maybe coming clean is the ultimate selfish act. A way to absolve yourself by hurting someone who doesn't deserve to be hurt. - Cindy Chupack
Please hold onto your kindess, we share the world with many selfish beings And we need open hearts to create change. - Nikki Rowe
A person has to be too much selfish to fulfill own wish of being surrounded by many people often, else s/he feels suffocated due to hatred or hidden jealousy from the most public around her/him. - Anuj Somany
A child fish asks mother fish, 'Mother, why cannot we live on the Earth?' Mother fish replied, 'Dear… it is not the place for fish, it is the place for selfish - Santosh Kalwar
It's noble to want to confess, but if the results are just damage and pain, that's not noble. It's selfish. - Carol Green
The more a person is selfish, the more s/he is going to be shameless. - Anuj Somany
Wake up, it's your time to shine. You are the gift the world is waiting for. Stop being so selfish by hiding it. How much longer do we have to wait for your magnificence to shine light on our darkness? - Monika Zands
People think that you are a nasty, selfish person if you don`t want to have children. - Janeane Garofalo
A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children. - Betty Friedan
Sorrow is a sanctuary as long as self is kept outside. [...] let us not foster, embrace, rekindle and indulge our grief. For then our sorrow is a selfish and luxurious fiction, a ground in which the Holy Spirit will not dig. - Frederick William Faber
For a period of time you must be financially selfish. - Moosa Rahat
When it's about your life, it's time to be selfish. - Dee Dee Artner
When we age we shed many skins: ego, arrognace, dominance, self-opionated, unreliable, pessimism, rudeness, selfish, uncaring ... Wow, it's good to be old! - Stephen Richards
You have to be selfish with who you are to stop wanting in your relationship with yourself. - Unarine Ramaru
I respect all the innocent souls because they are kind enough to forgive the selfish people around them. - Saurabh Sharma
That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended - civilizations are built up - excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and the cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin. - C.S. Lewis
Man is an extremely complex creature: he usually acts in an unselfish manner for selfish reasons. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I said I'm selfish, I'm a liar and I'm brokenShit runs through my head every day that I would never tell anyoneYou're just like meThe only difference is that I'm honest enough to scream my flaws in the lines of this song - Real Friends
You proudly said. We are Humans! In reality, we are a bunch of sarcastic, selfish and stupid well-intentioned creatures without any remorse for anything. So, think again about your pride and become, at least, more humble". - J.B.Alves
Teach the children compassion and empathy, for all creatures are born selfish. - Abhijit Naskar
Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt. - William Cowper
The sad reality of Mankind: Faith is the currency people trade in, through their ego and selfish ways. - Unarine Ramaru
We are selfish, my illness and I. We think only of ourselves. We shape the world around us into messages, into secret whispers spoken only for us. - Nathan Filer
A netizen speaks normally about one’s life’s first priority or preference through the profile picture; it’s often the person seen therein, but it could also be the product on which s/he lays the hand on or seen as an inset in this selfish and materialistic world. - Anuj Somany
...when you hate someone so much, a part of you wants desperately to forgive them. But you can't decide if it's because you really want, or if you just want to stop hating. I still don't know if forgiveness is generous or selfish. Maybe both. - Miguel Syjuco
Love without truth and honor is licentious in nature. Love without commitment is promiscuous and fleeting. Love without virtue and understanding is savage and selfish. Love without respect is short-lived. Love without these conditions is without God. - David W. Stevens
If you're selfish enough to kill yourself write your suicide note on the back of your will - Stanley Victor Paskavich
It's something that this country hasn't had to deal with. But there's going to be a whole new generation that doesn't know their father. It's almost selfish of us to die. They train us as warriors. But they don't teach us how to take the pain away. - Jim Sheeler
I had never confronted my parents with the true feelings I had for them, and I had certainly never expressed the depth of my feeling for my mother, being too selfish to try when I should have. - Brooke Hayward
There's not one good thought in that place. There's nothing but waste and want. I can feel his selfish cravings and an abyss of secrets I hope to never know. - Steve V. Cypert
A rich life is lived from a giving heart not a selfish mind. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. - Gustave Flaubert
We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid. - Christopher Hitchens
Egalitarianism trumps elitism. Only a selfish fool will tell you otherwise - Jonny Oates
I want to live not for selfish gain, but for selfless devotion. - Tanner Di Bella
Knowledge refined from experience becomes a weight upon wisdom when its driving purpose is solely selfish. - Hiyamedia
"We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.
You want to know what I loved about him? Everything. From a freckle on his ass down to his undying selfish need to always be right. - Dominic Riccitello
The unity of Nigeria will only come if we overcome and overgrow tribe, materialism and selfish human nature. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Refrain from being selfish to others, instead make some friend and stand up with dignity. - Lenny Ramirez
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe
Sex mirrored our drinking; both defined our relationship: selfish, detached, indulgent and satisfying. - B.J. Neblett
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. - Tennessee Williams
This whole beautiful world will end for you the day you die, then why to bother for others, stay selfish stay happy. - Aananda Karna
I cannot find the perfect person, but I refuse to live my life living a tragic love story based on just sex, and selfish act. - Roxy Writer
doing what makes you happy is not selfish, it’s necessary. - Zane Baker
If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it. - Stephen Colbert
Doing something nice for myself is not selfish. - Christine Morgan
We loved our homeland for thousands of years which cost us climate change and environmental degradation because we were too selfish to care about the nature, now it is time that we must love our world at least for a little time. - M.F. Moonzajer
Unconsciously, I had doubts about everything around me, and all I had to do is to act selfish, and to walk through everything like a wise lady. So I attracted their eyes and I haunted their thoughts. - Sara Keddar
I think loneliness is much better than companionship of a selfish. - Tanmaya Guru
Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. - Eleanor Brownn
Sometimes you need to be a little selfish because kindness is seldom appreciated. - Chirag Tulsiani
It is so common amongst the common people of an ordinary mind to find own selfish desire as dream and such person often mistakes crowd around oneself as own friend. - Anuj Somany
Truly speaking -finding happiness is to do with being selfish, but that doesn't mean true selfish - Praveen Chenna
Today many of these selfish politicians are preying on the nation itself (belching corruption and farting discontent!) - Faraaz Kazi
ការរស់នៅក្នុងភាពអាត្មានិយមគឺជាការរស់នៅបញ្ច្រាសនឹងច្បាប់ធម្មជាតិ។It is against law of nature to live a selfish life - Khem Veasna ខឹម វាសនា
Care for her. He was unworthy of such a gift. Unworthy of her blind trust and her sparkling, slightly crooked smiles, let alone her heart. But he wanted her, selfish fool he was and had always been. Care for her? Ah, God, she consumed him. - V.S. Carnes
A good man cares about others. A good man has not only selfish desires. He is not only centered in himself. A bad man has no concern for others. He has only selfish concerns. He is centered in his own world. - Swami Dhyan Giten
There is only one all pervading God. It has only one message - Love all, encompass all and transcend the limits of the selfish gene. - Amit Ray
The communists may not have done very well in the end, but I can't help thinking of capitalism as merely the go-to religion of the greedy and selfish. - Pansy Schneider-Horst
Words like IDIOT & MAD are forever sacrosanct as history shows that they have always been used against sages & saints by stupids and sycophants in this satanic & selfish world. - Anuj Somany
Children are bad enough--children are rude, selfish, greedy, and unthinking individuals who are unable to distinguish between their own selfish wants and needs and the wants and needs of others. And adults are children with money, alcohol, and power. - Ian Sansom
Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness, it is a revolutionary stance, from the inside out, for the benefit of all beings in existence. - Noah Levine
Feel pity for the person who judged you rudely. For they are selfish in their judgment, trying to make their life feel just a little bit better. It was never about you it was all about them. - Ron Baratono
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. - Theodore Roosevelt
When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes. - Thomas S. Monson
It's usually the selfish people who are loved the most. They do what you deny yourself, and you love them for it. You give them your heart. - Saul Bellow
Selfish love hurts, selfless love heals. - Rob Liano
School is the worst choice, it teach us that we can focus on a lot of stuff at first view it's like preparing to work hard as a villager use to do or somebody else with such type hard work. From other it's selfish and from last it's full of obstacles... - Deyth Banger
There is no middle ground for the selfless and the selfish. - Tara Estacaan
Viciousness is part of the world we live in, some of us choose to ignore it with the rationalisation of wanting only positivity to flow our way. How selfish we have become! That the pain of others has become a hindrance to the fulfilment of our positive selves. - Aysha Taryam
A woman is so selfish that in order to safeguard her vested-interest and secure high position, she may even poison with words the minds of her children against her own man or anyone as close one. - Anuj Somany
It does not surprise so much seeing a person surrounded by many fake supporters as much when he shows elation with them in spite of knowing their true intention and, even more, when all of them know one another’s hidden selfish intent. - Anuj Somany
A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.
As individuals, great writers from Villon to Diderot to Voltaire toRousseau to Byron or Shelley have often shown themselves to beirresponsible, selfish, mean or sometimes even cowardly people. Their lives were drab or self destructive or reckless.We read them for their Words, not for their deeds. - Max Vegaritter
Choose to put yourself first and make you a priority. It's not selfish, it's necessary. - Keysha Jade
Some selfish people rise because some kind people haven't learned the art of saying no to them. - Sanhita Baruah
Be selfish with your speeches; be generous with your listening. - Debasish Mridha
Those are who are selfish are rewarded for being nice. Those who truly care about others feel a smile in return is all the reward they need. - Craig Mercier
The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity. - Marcus Garvey
People interfere in a person’s internal family matters not with an intention to resolve the feud, but mere with a selfish interest of showing own importance as a judge. Only foolish individual invites those devilish minds as mediators in own private home dispute. - Anuj Somany
When I die it will be game over,... but I know one life is short, to be selfish is not the best decision, to make an incrediable self-image is the best. - Deyth Banger
Be selfish; love yourself before loving anyone else. - Debasish Mridha
To lust for something is desire turned selfish and gone mad. To embrace God’s passion is desire turned selfless and gone mindful. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There seemed to be three choices: to give up trying to love anyone, to stop being selfish, or to learn to love a person while continuing to be selfish. - Lydia Davis
I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can't be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people. - Russell Brand
It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It's necessary. - Mandy Hale
One word love: curiosity. You long for freedom. You long to do what you want to do because you want it. To act on selfish impulse. You want to see what it's like. One day you won't be able to resist. - Jack Sparrow
Boys, be ambitious. Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man can be. - William Clark
If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don't, you're simply ducking your responsibilities. - Ann Richards
As an artist, my talents are not mine alone to just keep. My creations have to touch lives, spread love and let my skills be used only in good things but should be selfless not through selfish motives. In this manner, I am giving the gift back to my Master Creator." - Elizabeth's Quotes - Elizabeth E. Castillo
SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others. - Ambrose Bierce
It is just as foolish to complain that people are selfish and treacherous as it is to complain that the magnetic field does not increase unless the electric field has a curl. Both are laws of nature. - John von Neumann
If people werent so selfish, i would be happier. - Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
Gaining control over your health and well-being is one of those times in your life that you get to be completely selfish and not feel bad about it. If you want to meet your goals, you have to make it about you. You have to make it work for you and you alone. Anything less is a setup for failure.
I told you that I needed you. But now I need you to survive. Forever. I won’t live through this without you, and I’m selfish for telling you that, but it’s the truth. You’re my rock, Danika. I can’t ever lose you, or I’ll follow Jared, I know I will. - R.K. Lilley
In this lifetime you're nothing more than you appear to be: a stupid, selfish, ignorant, spoiled little girl who thinks the world lives or dies on whether she gets to go out with some good-looking boy at school...I'd still relish this moment...killing you. - Lauren Kate
Be selfish enough to have self love, self worth and self respect. - Robin Dabhi
If you are distant and misanthropic, selfish or cruel, you will find yourself alone in life and death. - Ann Brashares
Be weary of the selfish givers, those who do something for a hidden fee. - Nikki Rowe
If not to shape me into a better man; a better husband, a better father, a better son, a better brother, a better friend… then all of my experience, success, and education will have been a selfish waste. - Steve Maraboli
In this world, whenever there is light, there are also shadows. As long as the concept of winners exist, there must also be losers. The selfish desire of wanting to maintain peace causes wars and hatred is born to protect love. - Masashi Kishimoto
pretending to be good might be the same with pretending to be right, its just you are selfish on your own because you think only for yourself.. - Jinnul Jr.
I'm not a feminist. Many of those who carry its flag are as selfish as male chauvinists. They want privileges but not responsibilities. Bullies hiding under a fine cause. - Prince-Alex Iwu
Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that's all. - Henry Ford
There is nothing wrong in being selfish provided you know where your self interest are. Once you start meditating regularly you will come to a stage where you will realize that selfish action are those which brings peace and welfare to all and not only for yourself". - Subodh Gupta
When you meet a person as good-hearted as a child, don't ever be selfish, just give them your best and you will become great friends. - Diana Jaber
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