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Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.

Selfishness is the root and source of all natural and moral evils.

Show me the man who would go to heaven alone, and I will show you one who will never be admitted there.

So long as we are full of self we are shocked at the faults of others. Let us think often of our own sin, and we shall be lenient to the sins of others.

Some people think that all the world should share their misfortunes, though they do not share in the sufferings of any one else.

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 all the world besides.

Supreme and abiding self-love is a very dwarfish affection, but a giant evil.

That household god, a man's own self.

That man who lives for self alone Lives for the meanest mortal known.

The essence of true nobility is neglect of self. Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of a great action is gone like the bloom from a soiled flower.

The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.

The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds some important benefit.

The very heart and root of sin is an independent spirit. - We erect the idol self, and not only wish others to worship, but worship it ourselves.

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are in the sea.

The world is governed only by self-interest.

There are some tempers wrought up by habitual selfishness to an utter insensibility of what becomes of the fortunes of their fellow-creatures, as if they were not partakers of the same nature or had no lot or connection at all with the species.

There are too many who reverse both the principles and the practice of the apostle; they become all things to all men, not to serve others, but themselves; and they try all things only to hold fast that which is bad.

Think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you, what people think of you, and then to you nothing will be pure. May God keep our hearts pure from that selfishness which is the root of all sin.

Those who are most disinterested, and have the least of selfishness, have best materials for being happy.


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