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Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt. (Quote by - William Cowper)

You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish. (Quote by - Anita Brookner)

That man who lives for self alone, Lives for the meanest mortal known. (Quote by - Joaquin Miller)

Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself. (Quote by - Julio Cortazar)

Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness. (Quote by - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

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. (Quote by - Edgar Watson Howe)

He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies. (Quote by - Tertullian)

Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it. (Quote by - Douglas Horton)

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. (Quote by - Lawana Blackwell)

The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others. (Quote by - B. C. Forbes)

We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice. (Quote by - Elihu Root)

Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. (Quote by - Gene Fowler)

The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love. (Quote by - James Allen)

Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by. (Quote by - Andre Maurois)

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared. Usually greed and selfishness prevent that and there is always one bad apple in every barrel. (Quote by - Rick Danko)

We are too much haunted by ourselves; we project the central shadow of ourselves on everything around us. And then comes in the gospel to rescue us from this selfishness. Redemption is this--to forget self in God. (Quote by - Frederick William Robertson)

Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt. (Quote by - William Cowper)

Selfishness, if but reasonably tempered with wisdom, is not such an evil trait. (Quote by - Giovanni Ruffini)

To be saved is only this,--salvation from our own selfishness. (Quote by - John Greenleaf Whittier)

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity; and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion. (Quote by - John Comenius)

Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness. (Quote by - Honore De Balzac)

The man who lives by himself and for himself is likely to be corrupted by the company he keeps. (Quote by - Charles H. Parkhurst)


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