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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 other’s feelings, it is called as selfishness. Extreme selfishness can distort one’s ability to feel empathy for others. However, it’s 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.

Charles Kingsley

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.

Thomas More

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.

Thomas Hobbes

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

Cameron Diaz

I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Adam Smith

To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.

Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.

Edgar Watson Howe

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.

Woodrow Wilson

Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.

Honoré de Balzac

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness.

Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Henry Ward Beecher

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