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Selfishness Quotes

These are some of the best 'Selfishness' quotations and sayings.

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A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.

As a man goes down in self, he goes up in God.

Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.

Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.

Did any man, at his death, ever regret his conflicts with himself, his victories over appetite, his scorn of impure pleasure, or his sufferings for righteousness' sake?

He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.

He who makes an idol of his self-interest, will often make a martyr of his integrity.

Heroism, magnanimity, and self-denial, in all instances in which they do not spring from a principle of religion, are but splendid altars on which we sacrifice one kind of self-love to another.

How much that the world calls selfishness is only generosity with narrow walls - a too exclusive solicitude to maintain a wife in luxury, or make one's children rich.

I would tear out my own heart if it had no better disposition than to love only myself, and laugh at all my neighbors.

It is astonishing how well men wear when they think of no one but themselves.

It is not truth, justice, liberty, that men seek; they seek only themselves. - And oh, that they knew how to seek themselves aright!

It is the height of selfishness to merely comsume what others create and to retreat into a shell of limited goals and immediate pleasures.

It is very natural for a young friend and a young lover to think the persons they love have nothing to do but to please them.

Milton has carefully marked, in his Satan, the intense selfishness which would rather reign in hell than serve in heaven.

One thing is clear to me, that no indulgence of passion destroys the spiritual nature so much as respectable selfishness.

Our gifts and attainments are not only to be light and warmth in our own dwellings, but are to shine through the window, into the dark night, to guide and cheer bewildered travellers on the road.

Our infinite obligations to God do not fill our hearts half as much as a petty uneasiness of our own; nor his infinite perfections as much as our smallest wants.

Self-interest, that leprosy of the age, attacks us from infancy, and we are startled to observe little heads calculate before knowing how to reflect.

Selfishness is a vice utterly at variance with the happiness of him who harbors it, and as such, condemned by self-love.

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