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Selfishness Quotes

Selfishness, the sinful adjective, have been disparaged and sneered at as one of the extreme vice. When a person acts according to his whims with little or no regard for otherís feelings, it is called as selfishness. Extreme selfishness can distort oneís ability to feel empathy for others. However, itís wrong to assume selfishness as extreme form of whim-fulfillment. Read these famous self-centeredness quotations and sayings to know more on what wise minds had to opine about it.

Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.

- Sylvia Plath

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

- Walt Whitman

The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.

- Stephen King

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.

- Erich Fromm

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.

- Erich Fromm

But there, everything has its drawbacks, as the man said when his mother-in-law died, and they came down upon him for the funeral expenses.

- Jerome K. Jerome

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party.

- Herbert Hoover

After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.

- Marie Curie

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.

- Michael Jordan

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.

- Indira Gandhi

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

- Adam Smith

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

- Napolean Hill

Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do.

- Thomas Carlyle

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?

- Brian Tracy

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.

- Plato

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.

- Thomas More

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

- Andrew Jackson

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.

- Dan Quayle

I just think that all of us in this room should have a voice in how the USA is represented. And he don't allow us our voice, that's all I'm saying.

- Eddie Vedder

It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.

- Dan Quayle

Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end.

- Immanuel Kant

If cash comes with fame, come fame; if cash comes without fame, come cash.

- Jack London

Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.

- Sigmund Freud

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Power is always dangerous. Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.

- Edward Abbey

Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.

- Elizabeth I

Share everything. Don't take things that aren't yours. Put things back where you found them.

- Robert Fulghum

The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.

- Thomas Hobbes

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.

- Saint Augustine

There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.

- John Wayne

A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself.

- Elbert Hubbard

I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.

- Henry James

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

- Chanakya

An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.

- Clara Barton

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.

- Graham Greene

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

- The Collected Works , Kahlil Gibran

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

- Sand and Foam , Kahlil Gibran

Leaders grasp nettles.

- David Ogilvy

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

- George Bernard Shaw

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