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Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. – Oscar Wilde
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
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.
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. ― Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy lazier, the narrow narrower. – Florence Nightingale
I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.
― Fyodor Dostoevsky
When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.
– Criss Jami
Selfish people are in a way terribly capable of great love. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know because there is no hope of a cure. — Jane Austen
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
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
We are selfish but be wise selfish rather than foolish, self-sided selfish. — Dalai Lama
Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant. — Don Miguel Ruiz
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. – Richard Bach
In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction. – David Mitchell
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. ― Lord Byron
Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race. — William E. Gladstone
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, and Have few desires. – Lao Tzu
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness. – Napoleon Hill
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.
Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets… Their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming. – Steve Maraboli
Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you. — 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
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism because we are born selfish — Richard Dawkins
Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.— Harry S. Truman
It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back. – Adrian Grenier
If they do it often, it isn’t a mistake. It’s just their behavior. – Steve Maraboli
Selfish people tend to only be good to themselves… then are surprised when they are alone. – Steve Maraboli
I have no respect or sympathy for people who act like they’re the only ones going through something in life.
Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect. George Sand
Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is interesting how the selfish, the ignorant, and the constantly angry all tend to be the same person. — Wayne Gerard Trotman
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
Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. — William Cowper
Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It’s a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves. — Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare
We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instill morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be meaner, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid. ― Christopher Hitchens
You can’t be faulted for being selfish if you’re going to get better because of it. Jerry Lewis
Saying without thinking about how your words may hurt others is not being authentic. It’s selfish.
They’re so focused on themselves that they become downright oblivious to what’s happening around them.
I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can’t be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people. – Russell Brand
The poison of selfishness destroys the world. — Catherine of Siena
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.
– Richard Whately
The best thing you can do for your own sanity is to avoid them or just limit your time with them if they’re inescapable somehow (e.g. immediate family members).
Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see -egoism, arrogance,
conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping, and slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then you will be ready to fight the enemy you can see.― Al-Ghazzali
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 can’t expect to have a deep relationship with a shallow person. — Doe ZantamataAbu Hamid al-Ghazali
When someone shows you who they really are, whether it’s a fake friend or a selfish person, believe them.
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Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back. — Michael Bassey Johnson
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. Lord Byron
Some people will only love you as much as they can use you. – Tamara Renaye
A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. — Benjamin Franklin
Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it. ― Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality
All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today. Pope Paul VI
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone. – Buddha
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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,
The most selfish people are the ones who do not love themselves. — Nikolai Berdyaev
People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to because otherwise, their youth goes with you. It’s very selfish, but it’s understandable. – Mick Jagger
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The real measure of selfishness is by asking a person how much he is willing to sacrifice. — Unknown
Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others. ― Ouida, Wanda
If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realizing your worth are ruthless and selfish, then I’m definitely ruthless and selfish. Nicole Scherzinger
You can lie down for people to walk on you, and they will still complain that you’re not flat enough. – Mature Gambino
What are some traits and mindsets you have incorporated into your own life from people you admire?
Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel
Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others. ―Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szalras
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s. – Richard Whately
If you want to be a generous giver, you have to watch out for selfish takers. – Adam Grant
I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a one size fits all standard for happiness. – Kanye West
No man is more cheated than a selfish man. — Henry Ward Beecher
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,
Stop giving selfish people what they want because if you do, they will always come back for more.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Tony Robbins
What a cage is to the wild beast, the law is to the selfish man. — Herbert Spencer
Selfish— a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their own power of sacrifice. ― George Eliot
Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless. – Edward Albert
Sometimes we expect too much from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle
Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot. — Richelle E Goodrich
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
People are so selfish. Those you help are the ones who turn against you. Munshi Premchand
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lao Tzu
You can do 99 things for some people, and all they will remember is the one thing you didn’t do.
Better not to plant seeds of selfishness than try to eradicate them once they have grown into giant weeds. — Prem Prakash,
I must try to see the difference between my picture of a person and his behavior, as it is narcissistically distorted, and the person’s reality as it exists regardless of my interests, needs, and fears. ― Erich Fromm,
I do this for the sake of myself. It’s a selfish process. I don’t really have any expectations from anyone for your comments or your reviews or your previews. Lupe Fiasco
If you feel bad about saying no, that’s when you should say no the most.
A person is called selfish, not for pursuing his or her own good, but for neglecting his or her neighbor’s. — Richard Whately
I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself. – Albert Einstein
There seemed to be three choices: to give up trying to love anyone, to stop being selfish, or to learn to love a person while continuing to be selfish. ― Lydia Davi
I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope. – Jerry Lewis
Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your feelings and emotions.
If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. – Sheryl Sandberg
In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction. — David Mitchell,
Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect
― George Sand, Indiana
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate. – Michael Jordan
You get what you settle for. – Thelma and Louise
Insecurities, betrayal, and selfishness are the things that will never make you a happy person. — Unknown
When you have a wit of your own, it’s a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.
― Criss Jami, Killosophy
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