Quotation Explorer - 'Selfishness'

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking other people to live as one wishes to live. - Oscar Wilde
We do not have feelings which change us, but feelings that suggest to us the idea of change. Thus love does not purge us of selfishness, but makes us aware of it and gives us the idea of a distant country where this selfishness will disappear. - Albert Camus
Suicide is the selfishness at its maxima expression - Jaime Tenorio Valenzuela
In our country let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy Nigeria unity. - Saminu Kanti
Love, just to love. Don't wait for a reason to love. That is selfishness. - Debasish Mridha
The principle of liberty and equality, if coupled with mere selfishness, will make men only devils, each trying to be independent that he may fight only for his own interest. And here is the need of religion and its power, to bring in the principle of benevolence and love to men. - John Randolph
Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles. - Harry Truman
Bravery is not an act of intelligence; it is just selfishness and stupidity. - M.F. Moonzajer
Selfishness is a giant in destruction of relationships. - Irina Sopas
Poverty advances discrimination and corruption because society classifies the rich and poor. Poverty augments anger, selfishness, hatred and envy among the people.Poverty entwined with desperation ends up in violence." - , an excerpt from If I Could Tell You - Angelica Hopes
Biology without selfishness, is nothing but fiction. - Abhijit Naskar
Selfishness, control, and fear will break almost any relationship. Generosity, freedom, and love will create the most beautiful relationship: an ongoing romance. - Don Miguel Ruiz
Imagining that you are deep and complex, but others are simple, is one of the primary signs of malignant selfishness. - Stefan Molyneux
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. - Oscar Wilde
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
As long as greed is the root of all evil, there will not be peace.Get rid of selfishness and greed too will disappear. - Zarina Bibi
Adversity relieves people of vanity and egotism. It discourages selfishness by proving that no one can succeed without the cooperation of others. - Napoleon Hill
One’s Use of Life’, if turns into worldly selfishness is called adharma (irreligion), and if it turns into spiritual selfishness (towards true self) is called dharma (religion). - Dada Bhagwan
SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others. - Ambrose Bierce
Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationalism, or religion.
What Douglas had once seen as the attractive over-confidence of youth, now looked more like unyielding selfishness. - Len Deighton
The prudent people are able to measure a person's level of selfishness by the amount of time s/he spends enjoying looking to oneself in the mirror. - Anuj Somany
The greatest productive force is human selfishness.
Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see -egoism, arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then you will be read to fight the enemy you can see. - أبو حامد الغزالي
Selfishness and foolishness go hand in hand ; and its quantity in a person's life only decides as what quality of people s/he has as her/his friend. - Anuj Somany
God’s eyes readily see beyond our actions, for our actions are simply fear and selfishness pretending to be us. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The love of money is the root of all evil, therefore selfishness must be the seed. - M.D. Birmingham
Arrogance and selfishness are not the only reasons behind our loneliness, but most often we used to be alone because of them. - M.F. Moonzajer
The surest cure for selfishness is to continually practice random acts of kindness. - R.A.Delmonico
The biggest threat against the survival of humanity is not brutality and unkindness, it is stupidity and selfishness. - M.F. Moonzajer
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Real leaders are people who help us overcome the limitations of our own individual laziness and selfishness and weakness and fear and get us to do better, harder things than we can get ourselves to do on our own. - David Foster Wallace
Selfishness is not a virtue. Altruism is not a moral weakness. Taxation is the price we pay for civilization. - Darryl Cunningham
Next to selfishness the principal cause which makes life unsatisfactory is want of mental cultivation. - John Stuart Mill
It doesn’t pain so much seeing one who can’t or don’t understand often the right points of others as much understanding a person who out of own selfishness, either ignorantly or intentionally, often supports the wrong people. - Anuj Somany
Giving out of your surplus does not make you generous, it makes your selfishness more tolerable! Giving while you are lacking is what pleases the Lord. - William Branks
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