Quotations on Selfishness

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Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Selfishness, Vice, Will)

We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Keywords: Folly, Language, Selfishness, Sense, Tyranny, Violence)

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.
- John Comenius
(Keywords: Religion, Consideration, End, Humanity, Language, Nationality, Selfishness, Welfare)

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Egotism, Evil, Ignorance, Man, Selfishness, Will)

Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
- Douglas Horton
(Keywords: Act, Being, Selfishness, Value)

What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Keywords: Politics, People, Distrust, Party, President, Selfishness, Suspicion, United, Will)

Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery.
- Franz Kafka
(Keywords: Parents, Selfishness, Slavery, Tyranny)

Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country's unity.
- Mwai Kibaki
(Keywords: Country, Selfishness, Unity, Violence)

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.
(Keywords: Altruism, Darkness, Light, Man, Selfishness, Will)

Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Keywords: Strength, Egotism, Forget, May, Self, Selfishness, Weakness)

The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night, but it cannot banish the blackness of malice, hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity.
- David O. McKay
(Keywords: Bigotry, Darkness, Hatred, Humanity, Malice, Night, Selfishness, Sun)

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.
- Elihu Root
(Keywords: Nature, Control, Ambition, Generations, Human nature, Injustice, Now, Perfection, Prejudice, Selfishness, Will)

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.
- William Howard Taft
(Keywords: Effort, Labor, Motive, Selfishness, Socialism, Today)

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu
(Keywords: Selfishness, Simplicity)

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
- Oscar Wilde
(Keywords: Living, Selfishness, Wishes)









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