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.. view

By: Paramahansa Yogananda

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

By: Francis Wright

Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness... view

By: Woodrow Wilson

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

By: Tennessee Williams

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

By: Oscar Wilde

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

By: Alfred North Whitehead

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

By: Richard Whately

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

By: Irvine Welsh

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... view

By: Fay Weldon

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... view

By: Eberhard Weber

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... view

By: John Wayne

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... view

By: Alan Watts

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

By: Charles Dudley Warner

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

By: Lao Tzu

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... view

By: Charles E. Trevelyan

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... view

By: Isaiah Thomas

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

By: Alan Thicke

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

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

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... view

By: William Howard Taft

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... view

By: Thomas Szasz

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

By: Barbra Streisand

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

By: Barbra Streisand

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

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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?.. view

By: George Stephanopoulos

Our true passions are selfish... view

By: Stendhal

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

By: Ralph Steadman

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... view

By: Leland Stanford

Men err from selfishness.. view

By: Madame de Stael

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

By: Herbert Spencer

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... view

By: Peter Sotos

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... view

By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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... view

By: George A. Smith

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... view

By: Daniel Smith

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... view

By: Helen Slater

Twin-sister of Religion, Selfishness... view

By: Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

By: Shakira

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

By: David Seabury

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

By: Jean-Paul Sartre

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

By: George Santayana

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... view

By: Joseph Franklin Rutherford