Selfishness quotes and quotations
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Next to the very young, the very old are the most selfish.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.
William E. Gladstone
That man who lives for self alone, Lives for the meanest mortal known.
The man who lives by himself and for himself is likely to be corrupted by the company he keeps.
Charles H. Parkhurst
Have few desires.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.
The force of selfishness is as inevitable and as calculable as the force of gravitation.
Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.
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.
B. C. Forbes
SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.
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.