90+ Heartless Selfish Quotes, And Sayings

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I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe

Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your feelings and emotions.

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot

The only difference between a hero and a villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people. — Chadwick Boseman

Heartless Selfish Quotes

Most people are far too occupied with themselves to be malicious. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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. -Thomas Szasz

If you feel bad about saying no, that’s when you should say no the most.

Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary. – Iveta Cherneva

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone. — Buddha

You have a good heart and you think the good thing is to be guilty and kind but it’s not always kind to be gentle and soft, there’s a genuine violent softness, and kindness visit on people. Sometimes self-interest is the most generous thing you can be. ― Tony Kushner

The sad thing is most people have to check with someone before they do the things that make them happy. We’re all passing through; the least we can do is be happy, and the only way to do that is by being selfish. Gene Simmons

You can do 99 things for some people, and all they will remember is the one thing you didn’t do.

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this, and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. – Marissa Mayer

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism because we are born selfish. — Richard Dawkins

Than of any other disease. ― Octavia Butler,

Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves. Stephen Kendrick

Sometimes we expect too much from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.

If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. – Dhirubhai Ambani

There is only one force stronger than selfishness, and that is stupidity. — Ellen Glasgow

Should happiness and success be hidden, in view of the misery and poverty around? Would it be a sign of selfishness and un-intellectual behavior, if we admit to a pursuit of happiness? Could it, on the contrary, not work out as a motivation and an incentive? When giving voice to our happiness, could it not be perceived as a positive challenge? Could happiness not be contagious and become a salutary infectious syndrome? A beneficial infection. ( “Happy days are back again” )― Erik Pevernagie

Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. Eleanor Brown

Don’t make people your priorities when they don’t deserve them.

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have learned to go fully in the face of my dreams. I would recommend you do the same. Now is the time in your life to be selfish. To explore. To take chances. Remember being selfish is not the same as being self-indulgent. You have the gift of time. Use it to do what you love. Believe anything is possible and then work like hell to make it happen. – Julianna Margulies

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. — Khalil Gibran

Stop giving selfish people what they want because if you do, they will always come back for more.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

A selfish friend invites you into their maze of painful emotions and then traps you there. — Christina J. Daniels

Know that truth, forgiveness, and love can heal the world. Imagine if all of us could be truthful with ourselves, start forgiving everyone, and start loving everyone. We would no longer be selfish, gossiping would be over, and we would no longer judge one another. The world would become a place where all of us live in love. Miguel Angel Ruiz

If you want to be a generous giver, you have to watch out for selfish takers. – Adam Grant

A selfish man doesn’t care if his best friend drowns beside him. — Joe Cervantes

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Yes, being selfish and having selfish people in our lives isn’t ideal, but sometimes when we can’t change something, it’s useful to at least have a laugh at it. These funny quotes about being selfish will provide a laugh at least:

You can lie down for people to walk on you, and they will still complain that you’re not flat enough.– Mature Gambino

Life is on the wire, everything else is just waiting. – Karl Wallenda

Selfishness is a swamp that sucks in all and gives back nothing. — John Thornton

To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless. Stefan Sagmeister

With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone – Buddha

Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it. – Chinese Proverb

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. ― Albert Camus

Most people are far too occupied with themselves to be malicious. Friedrich Nietzsche

Some people will only love you as much as they can use you – Tamara Renaye

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. – Mark Caine

Selfishness may result in one’s sense of superiority, but life as such will surely deny them. — Eraldo Banovac

If there is one thing I dislike, it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine. – P.G. Wodehouse

When someone shows you who they really are, whether it’s a fake friend or a selfish person, believe them.

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

It is the ignorant person who seeks his or her own ends at the expense of the greater whole. It is the ignorant person, therefore, who is the selfish person. The truly wise person is never selfish. — Ralph Waldo Trine

Unless taught otherwise, children are the most selfish, oblivious little Philistines on the planet. They have no family, no job, no responsibilities, and nothing but time to think about their gluttonous, sticky selves. We should be teaching them to take some focus off of themselves and onto how they can best serve/treat others. – Steven Crowder

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.– Richard Whately

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. — Daniel Goleman,

I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement (Libertarians) in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough. – Christopher Hitchens

Selfish people can make the worst comments because they are so used to ignoring others’ feelings. That’s why sometimes they are also haters you must deal with. Either way, stay away from people that bring you down.

You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win – Judith McNaught

Saying without thinking about how your words may hurt others is not being authentic. It’s selfish.

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. — Ben Franklin

Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. – Deepak Chopra

Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it’s used for selfishness or cowardly reasons. — Jeanne Birdsall

There are two types of humans in this world: those who function so they can get something and those who function so they can give something.– Sarah Noffke

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, take a calculated risk and act. – André Malraux

Selfish people are, by definition, those whose activities are devoted to bringing themselves happiness. Yet. . . these selfish people are far less likely to be happy than those whose efforts are devoted to making others happy. — Bernard Rimland

Watch how people show their true colors when they are asked to return favors.

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti

Self-centered people have only one topic to talk about—themselves. — Stef Harder

I have no respect or sympathy for people who act like they’re the only ones going through something in life.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something; your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. – Steve Jobs

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. — Martin Luther King Jr.

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. – Denis Waitley

If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake. It’s just their behavior.– Steve Maraboli

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either. — Erich Fromm

People don’t abandon who they love. They abandon whom they used.

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it. – Oprah Winfrey

Putting yourself first is not selfish. Thinking about yourself constantly is selfish. Please respect the difference. — Unknown

The only difference between a hero and a villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.– Chadwick Boseman

Leap and the net will appear. – Zen Proverb

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. — Daniel Smith

There’s a difference between people who care about themselves and people who only care about themselves.

Saying it is impossible to live without failing at something is impossible. Unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. – J.K. Rowling

Selfishness is making a man’s self his own center, the beginning, and end of all he doeth. — John Owen

While most of the time, we can pick up their scent from afar, the traits of selfish people can be hidden and confusing. Their inconsistent kindness may give you mixed signals. So if you wonder whether you are dealing with such a person, these selfish people quotes may help to identify.

This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: to me, is unnatural. — Jessica Lange

Every man dies, but not every man really lives. – William Wallace

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.– Erich Fromm

I don’t think you’re human if you don’t get nervous. – Sidney Crosby

Those who do not hate their own selfishness and regard themselves as more important than the rest of the world are blind because the truth lies elsewhere. — Blaise Pascal

In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.– David Mitchell

I walk slowly but never backward. – Abraham Lincoln

Selfish people lost so much in life because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets. — Unknown

Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.– Stephen Kendrick

Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. – Jimmy Carter

The most miserable people are those who care only about themselves, understand only their own troubles, and see only their own perspective. — Unknown

When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.– Criss Jami

A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.– Khalil Gibran

Those who want everything every time will lose everything at any time. — Vikrant Parsai

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield

Selfishness is the most unattractive virtue a mortal can possess. — Suyasha Subedi

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