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Few Powerful & Best Selfishness Quotes
"Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender."
"That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it. Every one thinks chiefly of his own, hardly at all of the common interest; and only when he is himself concerned as an individual. For besides other considerations, everybody is more inclined to neglect the duty which he expects another to fulfill."
"Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest, and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to consider what sort of world you are part of, and from what kind of governor of it you are descended; that you have a set period assigned you to act in, and unless you improve it to brighten and compose your thoughts, it will quickly run off with you, and be lost beyond recovery."
"I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle."
"Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself."
Quotes are very powerful and, on the surface, they are just a bunch of some wonderful words but when you ponder and think carefully over them, they reveal some powerful ideas to solve your problems.
In simple words we can say that everyone loves quotes just because how relatable they can be with your real life and that’s all what it matters about a good quote.
A Good Quote must be simplistic and easy to understand and remember, and they also must be relatable with what is in our heart. In addition to this I also think that quotes are very helpful and they help you to focus on your work at a particular time and there are also some more good quotes which give you an ability to think more effectively and bring some wonderful ideas from your mind.
Unfortunately, we always try to do something grateful every time in our life and fail, which will lead to discouragements for us. Every time we try do something like our school projects, our office project and college stuffs and at the end we fail, we start to feel discourage. Maybe you are trying to get a good job and going for the interviews from a month or more and not getting good job. Maybe you are trying to lose your weight and not getting into shape.
After all these problems some good bunch of words which we say a good quote can motivate you and bring some happiness into your life. A good quote can also motivate you to do your work more efficiently and be focused all the time.
So here I have a good bunch of all those words which we have collected from some top internet sources. Here is our best ever collection of Selfishness quotes which we could find. Some will make you think and uplift your, but the most important thing is some of my Selfishness quotes will inspire you to live a wonderful life.
We’ve shuffle the quotes by author name, there are few unknown author’s Selfishness quotes as well. Hope you fill find these inspiring as they meant to be.
Best Selfishness Quotes by Various Authors
"We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive."
"We are not built for the mountains and the dawns and aesthetic affinities, those are for moments of inspiration, that is all. We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle. Spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mount. We feel we could talk like angels and live like angels, if only we could stay on the mount. The times of exaltation are exceptional, they have their meaning in our life with God, but we must beware lest our spiritual selfishness wants to make them the only time."
"What we call personality (...) has become the most impersonal thing in the world. Its pale and featureless face appears like a ghost at every corner and in every crowd. ... Individualism kills individuality, precisely because individualism has to be an 'ism' quite as much as Communism or Calvinism. The economic and ethical school which calls itself individualist ended by threatening the world with the flattest and dullest spread of the commonplace. Men, instead of being themselves, set out to find a self to be: a sort of abstract economic self identified with self-interest. But while the self was that of a man, the self-interest was generally that of a class or a trade or even an empire. So far from really remaining a separate self, the man became part of a communal mass of selfishness."
"Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself."
"The ruin of the human heart is self-interest, which the American merchant calls self-service. We have become a self-service populace, and all our specious comforts --the automatic elevator, the escalator, the cafeteria --are depriving us of volition and moral and physical energy."
"If you think only of yourself, if you forget the rights and well-being of others, or, worse still, if you exploit others, ultimately you will lose. You will have no friends who will show concern for your well-being. Moreover, if a tragedy befalls you, instead of feeling concerned, others might even secretly rejoice. By contrast, if an individual is compassionate and altruistic, and has the interests of others in mind, then irrespective of whether that person knows a lot of people, wherever that person moves, he or she will immediately make friends. And when that person faces a tragedy, there will be plenty of people who will come to help."
"The argument of this book is that we, and all other animals, are machines created by our genes. Like successful Chicago gangsters, our genes have survived, in some cases for millions of years, in a highly competitive world. This entitles us to expect certain qualities in our genes. I shall argue that a predominant quality to be expected in a successful gene is ruthless selfishness. This gene selfishness will usually give rise to selfishness in individual behavior. However, as we shall see, there are special circumstances in which a gene can achieve its own selfish goals best by fostering a limited form of altruism at the level of individual animals. 'Special' and 'limited' are important words in the last sentence. Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts that simply do not make evolutionary sense."
"It痴 Not All About Youtay in the Game. Taking myself lightly means trading my self-absorption for connecting with otherst is really not all about you! One of our workshop participants relates to this principle in this way: Don稚 make yourself more important than the situation."
"The force of selfishness is as inevitable and as calculable as the force of gravitation."
"Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love."
"The greatest productive force is human selfishness."
"Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it."
"As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision."
"How a sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! He is his own exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated in him as his only duty,"
"I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself."
"I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty."
"In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth."
"Lovers never get tired of each other because they are forever talking about themselves."
"Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant."
"If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it."