Selfish Quotes (97)

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There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first

By : Paramahansa Yogananda

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The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point

By : Francis Wright

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Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.

By : Woodrow Wilson

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When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

By : Tennessee Williams

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

By : Oscar Wilde

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I would be a billionaire if I was looking to be a selfish boss. That's not me.

By : Alfred North Whitehead

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

By : Richard Whately

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I didn't have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself.

By : Irvine Welsh

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Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it's only when you have children that you realise you're not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully.

By : Fay Weldon

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Whenever I release a record, it's my record. It's not a selfish thought. I may work all year 'round for other people. So, finally, when I come out with my own album, it should be me with the creative help of other musicians.

By : Eberhard Weber

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I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.

By : John Wayne

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The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile.

By : Alan Watts

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I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.

By : Charles Dudley Warner

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

By : Lao Tzu

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The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.

By : Charles E. Trevelyan

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It's hard to get people to overcome the thought that they have to take care of themselves first. It's hard to get players to give in to the group and become selfless as opposed to selfish.

By : Isaiah Thomas

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On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports and activity.

By : Alan Thicke

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Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.

By : William Makepeace Thackeray

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Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.

By : William Howard Taft

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It is easier to do one's duty to others than to one's self. If you do your duty to others, you are considered reliable. If you do your duty to yourself, you are considered selfish.

By : Thomas Szasz

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I was a personality before I became a person - I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.

By : Barbra Streisand

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I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.

By : Barbra Streisand

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In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.

By : Robert Louis Stevenson

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The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent, so compassionate, so public-spirited and so conscious of his place in history act in such a stupid, selfish and self-destructive manner?

By : George Stephanopoulos

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Our true passions are selfish.

By : Stendhal

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You know, we're really destroying ourselves because we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish.

By : Ralph Steadman

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A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness.

By : Leland Stanford

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Men err from selfishness

By : Madame de Stael

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What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.

By : Herbert Spencer

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And books that were published in much larger numbers than Selfish, Little are hard to find. And publishers who wanted to publish my last few works have them stuck in limbo while new distribution ideas and legal issues and fears are blown away.

By : Peter Sotos

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It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones.

By : Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express.

By : George A. Smith

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There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.

By : Daniel Smith

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I am less selfish. But I am more insistent on being part of the creative experience. I find I am a better mother, lover and wife when I am writing. When my daughter was small I wasn't writing as much and I didn't miss it.

By : Helen Slater

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Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness.

By : Percy Bysshe Shelley

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I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.

By : Shakira

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A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action.

By : David Seabury

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It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.

By : Jean-Paul Sartre

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Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome.

By : George Santayana

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False riches, consisting of money, houses and lands, acquired by selfish means at cost to others and thereafter used selfishly, are almost always used for the oppression of other persons.

By : Joseph Franklin Rutherford

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