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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.

Lawrence Peter Berra

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

Leo Buscaglia

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.

Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Charles Kingsley

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.

Saint Augustine

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

Arthur Ashe

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

Walt Whitman

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

Napolean Hill

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

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Mitch Albom

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

Leo Buscaglia

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.

James Baldwin

It is a very rare man who does not victimize the helpless.

Lewis Carroll

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

The body has to be utilized for service to others. More bliss can be got from serving others than from merely serving oneself.

Washington Irving

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

Annie Leibovitz

I'd like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.

Walt Disney

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

Thomas Merton

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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.

Ayn Rand

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

Nicole Kidman

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

Charlie Chaplin

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.

Adam Smith

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

Helen Keller

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

Abraham Lincoln

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man.

Anton Chekhov

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.

Oprah Winfrey

The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Arthur Ashe

We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.

Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

Brian Tracy

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

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Douglas MacArthur

Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.

Louisa May Alcott

I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.

Thomas Merton

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.

Abraham Lincoln

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.

Helen Keller

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

Albert Camus

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.

Lao Tzu

The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself; the more he gives to others, the more he gets himself.

Wallace Stevens

Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.

Mark Twain

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.