These famous selflessness quotes by some of the most eminent dignitaries reveals the importance of being altruistic. For more on famous selflessness quotations and sayings, read on.

Selflessness Quotes

Kahil Gibran had rightly said, “Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” Selflessness is one virtue that absolves man of selfishness, conquers pride and guards one against meanness and jealousy. A selfless person is someone who volunteers his service without any selfish motive or without being expected to be served in return. Read these famous selflessness quotations and sayings and experience the real joy of being selfless.

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

- Jonathan Swift

Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.

- Thomas Merton

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

- No Man Is an Island , Thomas Merton

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

- Walt Whitman

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

- Ayn Rand

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

- Helen Keller

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.

- Helen Keller

Real living is living for others.

- Bruce Lee

The men in the steel industry who sacrificed their all were nor merely aiding their fellows at home but were adding strength to the cause of their comrades in all industry.

- John L. Lewis

When two people love each other, they don't look at each other, they look in the same direction.

- Ginger Rogers

Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.

- Indira Gandhi

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

Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.

- The Wealth of Nations , Adam Smith

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

- Napolean Hill

“In my early professionals years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth.

- Carl Rogers

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

The ultimate mystery is one's own self.

- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

- Charlie Chaplin

Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

- Walt Disney

If you're old, don't try to change yourself, change your environment.

- B. F. Skinner

Men take only their needs into consideration - never their abilities.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Robert Louis Stevenson

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

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

- Robert Fulghum

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.

- Saint Augustine

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

- The Collected Works , Kahlil Gibran

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

- George Bernard Shaw

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

- Marianne Williamson

Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.

- Og Mandino

I was born in front of a camera and really don't know anything else.

- Joan Crawford

I've never done work for money ever. If your choices are based on grosses and the film doesn't do well, what does that mean? It leaves you with nothing.

- Tom Cruise

You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean.

- Mitch Albom

If a few companies were less greedy, the people at the bottom would have a lot more.

- Chris Martin

I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It's important not to focus on yourself too much.

- Nicole Kidman

I write about myself with the same pencil and in the same exercise book as about him. It is no longer I, but another whose life is just beginning.

- Samuel Beckett

Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.

- Lawrence Peter Berra

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.

- Jane Addams

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