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Selfish quotes by Peter Singer
#1. Ben West points out that even from a selfish perspective, earning to give allows you to have things that people believe make them happy, like money and a high-status job, while still getting the fulfillment that comes from knowing you are helping to make the world a better place. #Quote by Peter Singer
Selfish quotes by Sadhu Vaswani
#2. If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love. #Quote by Sadhu Vaswani
Selfish quotes by Anais Nin
#3. I am sure you would not understand if I told you my father is delightfully clear and selfish, tender and lying, formal and incurable. He exhausts all the loves given to him. If I did not leave his house at night to warm myself in Rango's burning hands I would die at my task, arid and barren, sapless, while my father monologues about his past, and I yawn yawn yawn... #Quote by Anais Nin
Selfish quotes by Akansh Malik
#4. To achieve something, you need to be a little selfish...!! #Quote by Akansh Malik
Selfish quotes by Tahereh Mafi
#5. Selfish needs, wants, and desires needed to be obliterated. Greed, overindulgence, and gluttony had to be expunged from human behavior. The solution was in self-control, in minimalism, in sparse living conditions; one simple and a brand-new dictionary filled with words everyone would understand. #Quote by Tahereh Mafi
Selfish quotes by Mark Twain
#6. All our acts, reasoned and unreasoned, are selfish #Quote by Mark Twain
Selfish quotes by Jennifer L. Armentrout
#7. Apollo had said he knew what this kind of love was capable of. And I finally understood why Paris had risked his country and his blood for Helen. Selfish, yes, but I understood. I would burn the world if that meant Alex would be safe. #Quote by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Selfish quotes by Melissa Caruso
#8. I traded freedom for power, and I could use that power to keep the people I cared about safe. To wish for both freedom and power would be selfish; there was a reason everything came with a cost. #Quote by Melissa Caruso
Selfish quotes by De Philosopher DJ Kyos
#9. Don't think people are stupid, when they are good to you. They are also capable of doing bad, harmful and hurtful things more than you. They can be more bad, selfish, evil, disrespectful, psychos ,trolling,bully, toxic and meaner than you, but they choose to be good. You too can stop pressing other people's button to test their kindness or patients to see how far can they take it. You can also choose to be good. #Quote by De Philosopher DJ Kyos
Selfish quotes by Richard Dawkins
#10. It requires a deliberate mental effort to turn biology the right way up again, and remind ourselves that the replicators come first, in importance as well as in history. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Selfish quotes by Steve Maraboli
#11. Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets ... Their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming. #Quote by Steve Maraboli
Selfish quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt
#12. A point has been reached where the peoples of the Americas must take cognizance of growing ill-will, of marked trends toward aggression, of increasing armaments, of shortening tempers
a situation which has in it many of the elements that lead to the tragedy of general war ... Peace is threatened by those who seek selfish power. #Quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Selfish quotes by Anne Bronte
#13. I was sorry for her; I was amazed, disgusted at her heartless vanity; I wondered why so much beauty should be given to those who made so bad a use of it, and denied to some who would make it a benefit to both themselves and others.
But, God knows best, I concluded. There are, I suppose, some men as vain, as selfish, and as heartless as she is, and, perhaps, such women may be useful to punish them. #Quote by Anne Bronte
Selfish quotes by Margaret Mitchell
#14. In the dull twilight of the winter afternoon she came to the end of a long road which had begun the night Atlanta fell. She had set her feet upon that road a spoiled, selfish and untried girl, full of youth, warm of emotion, easily bewildered by life. Now, at the end of the road, there was nothing left of that girl. Hunger and hard labor, fear and constant strain, the terrors of war and the terrors of Reconstruction had taken away all warmth and youth and softness. About the core of her being, a shell of hardness had formed and, little by little, layer by layer, the shell had thickened during the endless months. #Quote by Margaret Mitchell
Selfish quotes by Richard Dawkins
#15. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Selfish quotes by Josephine Angelini
#16. I've always thought that was the lamest argument - that we need some people to be poor in order to remind the rest of us to be grateful. All that really means is that someone has to suffer poverty so other people can feel better about themselves. What a selfish way to look at the world. #Quote by Josephine Angelini
Selfish quotes by Teresa Mummert
#17. It wasn't as easy for others to accept the darker side of themselves. Most like to cling to the notion that hesitation still marked the presence of morality. Deep down we were all just selfish animals. We liked to take ... or be taken. #Quote by Teresa Mummert
Selfish quotes by Amit Ray
#18. Enlightenment is transcending the limits of the Selfish gene. It is mastering the pain, pleasure and reward circuits of the brain by radiating peace, love and harmony from every cell of the body.* #Quote by Amit Ray
Selfish quotes by Martin Amis
#19. Venus, I'm sorry that you've gone on minding that I didn't let you drive me to O'Hare. "That's what we do," you said: "We drive each other to and from the airport." Do you realize how rare that is? No one does it anymore, not even newlyweds. All right – it was selfish of me to decline. I said it was because I didn't want to say goodbye to you in a public place. But I think it was the asymmetry of it that was really troubling me. You and I, we drive each other to and from the airport. And I didn't want a to when I knew there wouldn't be a from. #Quote by Martin Amis
Selfish quotes by Spencer W. Kimball
#20. Every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or the other or both parties to a marriage contract. Someone is thinking of self comforts, conveniences, freedoms, luxuries, or ease. Sometimes the ceaseless pin pricking of an unhappy, discontented, and selfish spouse can finally add up to serious physical violence. Sometimes people are goaded to the point where they erringly feel justified in doing the things that are so wrong. Nothing of course justifies sin. #Quote by Spencer W. Kimball
Selfish quotes by Fulton J. Sheen
#21. How can one love self without being selfish? How can one love others without losing self? The answer is: By loving both self and neighbor in God. It is His Love that makes us love both self and neighbor rightly. #Quote by Fulton J. Sheen
Selfish quotes by J.M. Darhower
#22. You're too good for me."
He laughed. "Are we talking about the same person? The selfish fucker who curses and yells, blows up cars and beats up people, because he has a temper he can't control? You know, the one who drinks like a fish and fries his brain with drugs? That person is too good for you?"
She shook her head. "I'm talking about the boy who shared his chocolate bar with me when he probably never shared anything before, who gave me his mama's favourite book, because he thought I deserved to read. The one who seems to be constantly fixing me up when I get hurt. I'm talking about the boy who treats me like I'm a regular girl, the one who desperately needs his bedroom cleaned and laundry washed but chooses to live in a mess and wear dirty clothes, because he's too polite to ask the girl he kisses for help."
"Wow," Carmine said. "I'd like to meet that motherfucker. #Quote by J.M. Darhower
Selfish quotes by Idries Shah
#23. Western society has in the past few decades taken a great step forward, which gives its members a perhaps unparalleled opportunity. This has been due to the final recognition of the way in which people can be (and are) conditioned to believe virtually anything. Although this knowledge existed earlier, it was confined to a few, and was taught to relatively small groups, because it was considered subversive. Once, however, the paradox of change of 'faith' began to disturb Western scientists in the Korean war, they were not long in explaining - even in replicating - the phenomenon. As with so many other discoveries, this one had to wait for its acceptance until there was no other explanation. Hence, work which Western scientists could have done a century or more earlier was delayed.
Still, better late than never. What remains to be done is that the general public should absorb the facts of mind-manipulation. Failure to do so has resulted in an almost free field for the cults which are a bane of Western existence. In both East and West, the slowness of absorption of these facts has allowed narrow, political, religious and faddish fanaticism to arise, to grow and to spread without the necessary 'immunization'. In illiberal societies it is forbidden to teach these facts. In liberal ones, few people are interested: but only because mind-manipulation is assumed to be something that happens to someone else, and people are selfish in many ways, though charitable in others. Yet the #Quote by Idries Shah
Selfish quotes by Phil McGraw
#24. The truth is, I think we are a self-less society, not a selfish society. Because we're so busy now. #Quote by Phil McGraw
Selfish quotes by Mark Driscoll
#25. But birth control can also be compelled by sinful motivations. These can include putting lesser priorities like career above higher priorities like family or greedily wanting to make as much income as possible to the exclusion of everything else, and not incur the costs of child raising; being selfish and not wanting to have to care for a child; or immaturely not wanting to take on the responsibility that good parenting requires. #Quote by Mark Driscoll
Selfish quotes by Melanie Chisholm
#26. A lot of the time, the British press make me ashamed and embarrassed to be British. They give others the impression that the British are selfish, envious and bitter people, which is simply not true in my opinion. I think that British people in general are really nice and friendly. #Quote by Melanie Chisholm
Selfish quotes by Natsuki Takaya
#27. Normally I hate people who whine all the time, but in your case, it would be okay to complain. Be selfish, say what you want once in a while. It's okay to let yourself be sad. -Kyo talking to Tohru #Quote by Natsuki Takaya
Selfish quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#28. The readers of Isabel's journal were affected by the conversations within its covers-if nothing else, the livingroom of their moral imagination became bigger. And this must surely have some bearing on the way they dealt with the world, even in the small transactions of life: awareness of the pain of others here, a word of comfort there. Of course, the admission of kindness to one's life did not spring from any contimplation of the views of Hobbes (selfish Hobbes) and Hume (the good, generous Davey), but it did no harm to know about all of that. And that was where philosophy really did count: it set out the major choices behind all of those practical day-to-day questions of charity and understanding and simple decency; it was the weatherthe backdrop against which those practical matters were debated. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Selfish quotes by Suzy Kassem
#29. Beware of those who are stingy, for they would rather sting you than give you anything. #Quote by Suzy Kassem
Selfish quotes by Jamie McGuire
#30. You know what I hate?" I asked.
Trenton had desperation in his eyes. "Me. I know. I just ... I'm a selfish, insecure idiot."
"Yes. #Quote by Jamie McGuire
Selfish quotes by Ernest Holmes
#31. Does this thing I wish to do express more life, more happiness, more peace to myself, and at the same time harm no one? If it does, it is right. It is not selfish. #Quote by Ernest Holmes
Selfish quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#32. Parents are programmed to want the best for their kids, regardless of what they get in return. That's what love is supposed to be like, right? But in fact, if you think about it, that's kind of a strange belief. Given what we know about the way people really are. Selfish and shortsighted and egotistical and needy. Why should being a parent, in and of itself, somehow confer superior-personhood on everybody who tries it? Obviously it doesn't. #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Selfish quotes by Patricia Cornwell
#33. All this when I know human relationships are not founded on reason any more than my roses are fertilized with debate. I know seeking asylum behind the wall of intellect and rationality is a selfish retreating into self-protectiveness at the expense of another's well-being. #Quote by Patricia Cornwell
Selfish quotes by David Nicholls
#34. I worry sometimes that I'm a bit moralistic; always writing about men who are learning to grow up, not be so self-absorbed, selfish or badly behaved. I wonder if that's dull and liberal and wimpy? I should probably write something that celebrates wickedness. #Quote by David Nicholls
Selfish quotes by Trisscar
#35. So someone asked me what some of my weakness were. And I responded to them saying my fears. They proceeded to ask me what my fears were. So I told them that I feared love. So he asked me how I could fear love.

I told him how could I not? Love changes a person in unimaginable ways. It forces you to want to protect someone, to hold them, to never have them feel pain. It forces you to just...go crazy. Media these days -- especially romantic comedies portray love to be some magical thing where there are cupcakes and unicorns. Its not. Its suffering, its pain, and its a hell lot of tears. And when you love someone, when you genuinely let them in your heart and take down all your walls...everything goes downhill. Everything...its over. You burden them with your problems, you make them suffer, you kill them. So why do I fear love? Because I'm afraid of hurting people. I'm afraid that after I let ʜɪᴍ in, and after he broke me...I'm afraid I won't be able to heal myself this time.

Yeah I'm a scared pussy. Go ahead and call me that all you want. It doesn't change anything. I'm a selfish, scared, bastard. And I can't do anything about it. #Quote by Trisscar
Selfish quotes by Norma McCorvey
#36. The abortionist I worked for, he's a very greedy man, a selfish man. #Quote by Norma McCorvey
Selfish quotes by Wallace D. Wattles
#37. The really great man is often considered selfish by a large group of people who are connected with him and who feel that he might bestow upon them more benefits than he does. #Quote by Wallace D. Wattles
Selfish quotes by Blaise Pascal
#38. 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 #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Selfish quotes by Debasish Mridha
#39. Be selfish; love yourself before loving anyone else. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Selfish quotes by Ayn Rand
#40. When you are in love, it means that the person you love is of great personal, selfish importance to you and to your life. If you were selfless, it would have to mean that you derive no personal pleasure or happiness from the company and the existence of the person you love, and that you are motivated only by self-sacrificial pity for that person's need of you. I don't have to point out to you that no one would be flattered by, nor would accept, a concept of that kind. Love is not self-sacrifice, but the most profound assertion of your own needs and values. It is for your own happiness that you need the person you love, and that is the greatest compliment, the greatest tribute you can pay to that person. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Selfish quotes by P.D. James
#41. On the whole I'm glad; you can't mourn for unborn grandchildren when there never was a hope of them. This planet is doomed anyway. Eventually the sun will explode or cool and one small insignificant particle of the universe will disappear with only a tremble. If man is doomed to perish, then universal infertility is as painless a way as any. And there are, after all, personal compensations. For the last sixty years we have sycophantically pandered to the most ignorant, the most criminal and the most selfish section of society. Now, for the rest of our lives, we're going to be spared the intrusive barbarism of the young, their noise, their pounding, repetitive, computer-produced so-called music, their violence, their egotism disguised as idealism. My God, we might even succeed in getting rid of Christmas, that annual celebration of parental guilt and juvenile greed. I intend that my life shall be comfortable, and, when it no longer is, then I shall wash down my final pill with a bottle of claret. #Quote by P.D. James
Selfish quotes by Edmond Rostand
#42. CYRANO:
Thy name is in my heart as in a sheep-bell,
And as I ever tremble, thinking of thee,
Ever the bell shakes, ever thy name ringeth!
All things of thine I mind, for I love all things;
I know that last year on the twelfth of May-month,
To walk abroad, one day you changed your hair-plaits!
I am so used to take your hair for daylight
That,--like as when the eye stares on the sun's disk,
One sees long after a red blot on all things--
So, when I quit thy beams, my dazzled vision
Sees upon all things a blonde stain imprinted.

ROXANE (agitated):
Why, this is love indeed!. . .

CYRANO:
Ay, true, the feeling
Which fills me, terrible and jealous, truly
Love,--which is ever sad amid its transports!
Love,--and yet, strangely, not a selfish passion!
I for your joy would gladly lay mine own down,
--E'en though you never were to know it,--never!
--If but at times I might--far off and lonely,--
Hear some gay echo of the joy I bought you!
Each glance of thine awakes in me a virtue,--
A novel, unknown valor. Dost begin, sweet,
To understand? So late, dost understand me?
Feel'st thou my soul, here, through the darkness mounting?
Too fair the night! Too fair, too fair the moment!
That I should speak thus, and that you should hearken!
Too fair! In moments when my hopes rose proudest,
I never hoped such guerdon. Naught is left me
#Quote by Edmond Rostand
Selfish quotes by George Orwell
#43. His mother's memory tore at his heart because she had died loving him, when he was too young and selfish to love her in return, #Quote by George Orwell
Selfish quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#44. those who believe in God should pray - not for money, not for health, nor for heaven; pray for knowledge and light; every other prayer is selfish. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Selfish quotes by Dashiell Hammett
#45. Was she jealous?" "She was," he said, not yelling now, "and domineering, and spoiled, and suspicious, and greedy, and mean, and unscrupulous, and deceitful, and selfish, and damned bad - altogether damned bad! #Quote by Dashiell Hammett
Selfish quotes by Eliezer Yudkowsky
#46. If the joy of scientific discovery is one-shot per discovery, then, from a fun-theoretic perspective, Newton probably used up a substantial increment of the total Physics Fun available over the entire history of Earth-originating intelligent life. That selfish bastard explained the orbits of planets and the tides. #Quote by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Selfish quotes by Timothy Keller
#47. First, you begin to find out how selfish this wonderful person is. Second, you discover that the wonderful person has been going through a similar experience and he or she begins to tell you how selfish you are. And third, though you acknowledge it in part, you conclude that your spouse's selfishness is more problematic than your own. This is especially true if you feel that you've had a hard life and have experienced a lot of hurt. #Quote by Timothy Keller
Selfish quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#48. How lonely we are in the world; how selfish and secret, everybody! #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Selfish quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#49. Everyone is the most important person in the world to themselves. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Selfish quotes by Praveen Chenna
#50. Truly speaking -finding happiness is to do with being selfish, but that doesn't mean true selfish #Quote by Praveen Chenna
Selfish quotes by Stormie O'martian
#51. When you pray for your wife, it keeps the world at bay, it transforms selfish hearts, and it derails the devil's plans. #Quote by Stormie O'martian
Selfish quotes by Rosie Thomas
#52. I am afraid of reduction. After a lifetime's independence- yes, selfish independence- I am terrified of being reduced to childhood once more, to helplessness, to seas of confusion from which the cruel lucid intervals poke up like rock shoals. I don't want to sit in my chair and be fed, much less do I want to be handed over to medical professionals. #Quote by Rosie Thomas
Selfish quotes by John Steinbeck
#53. There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you - of kindness and consideration and respect - not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn't know you had.
John Steinbeck in Steinbeck: A Life in Letters #Quote by John Steinbeck
Selfish quotes by Lindsay C. Gibson
#54. Remember, your goodness as a person isn't based on how much you give in relationships, and it isn't selfish to set limits on people who keep on taking. #Quote by Lindsay C. Gibson
Selfish quotes by Katy Evans
#55. I'm going to be everything you never wanted,' I warn on a gruff breath, 'nothing that you need.'
I slide my other hand farther up her thigh.
'Sometimes my work will take me away, and I won't call, and I'll piss you off.'
I graze my longest finger over the silky V covering her sex.
'I'll be selfish. I'll take everything I want, whenever I want it. I'm not the man of your dreams, Melanie, I'm your worst nightmare. #Quote by Katy Evans
Selfish quotes by Anne Rice
#56. Will you live an empty and bitter life, a selfish and profane life, because something precious was denied you? Will you waste every chance for honor and happiness given you in this world simply because you have been thwarted? #Quote by Anne Rice
Selfish quotes by Mark Batterson
#57. The goal of marriage is not happiness, it is holiness ... There is no mechanism whereby God can sanctify a person more than having them live in close proximity to another imperfect person.
... Our fundamental problem is that we are selfish. Marriage is the means whereby God eradicates our selfishness because it is not about "me" anymore, i t is about "we. #Quote by Mark Batterson
Selfish quotes by James MacDonald
#58. Do all you can to defeat selfish shepherding in your own heart. We #Quote by James MacDonald
Selfish quotes by Robin S. Sharma
#59. Every year that I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence which will risk nothing, and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well. - Mary Cholmondeley #Quote by Robin S. Sharma
Selfish quotes by John Eldredge
#60. To put it bluntly, your flesh is a weasel, a poser, and a selfish pig. And your flesh is not you. Did you know that? Your flesh is not the real you. #Quote by John Eldredge
Selfish quotes by Katherine Applegate
#61. Humans. Violent but peace-loving. Passionate but cerebral. Humane but cruel. Impulsive but calculating. Generous but selfish. Humans. Altogether a contradictory and deeply flawed species. And yet ... And yet, somehow I knew that they represented the best hope of the galaxy. Perhaps the only hope. #Quote by Katherine Applegate
Selfish quotes by Michael Fox
#62. Man is the most dangerous, destructive, selfish, and unethical animal on earth. #Quote by Michael Fox
Selfish quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#63. Selfish people are in a way terribly capable of great loves. #Quote by F Scott Fitzgerald
Selfish quotes by Steve Merrick
#64. I feel strangely selfish to say that I am saddened that one of my favourite land mammals the rough Lemurs will be extinct soon. I guess with the loving weights of human endeavour it should just be expected and then we can all label yet another extinction as progress ... #Quote by Steve Merrick
Selfish quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#65. The women are submitted to unjust drudgery. This I believe is the case with every barbarous people. With such, force is law. The stronger sex therefore imposes on the weaker. It is civilization alone which replaces women in the enjoyment of their natural equality. That first teaches us to subdue the selfish passions, and to respect those rights in others which we value in ourselves. Were we in equal barbarism, our females would be equal drudges. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Selfish quotes by Ron Swanson
#66. He's a tourist. He takes pictures of people's lives, puts them in a scrapbook, and moves on. All he's interested in is stories. Basically Leslie, he's selfish. And you're not. That's why you don't like him. #Quote by Ron Swanson
Selfish quotes by Angel Moriera
#67. Acting single while being in a relationship is a disrespectful and selfish act. #Quote by Angel Moriera
Selfish quotes by Dalai Lama
#68. We can't be useful to ourselves unless we're useful to others ... Anyone concerned only by his own well-being will suffer eventually. Anyone concerned with the well-being of others takes care of himself without even thinking about it. Even if we decide to remain selfish. let us be intelligently selfish - let us help others. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Selfish quotes by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
#69. Most of us are painfully aware that we're not perfect parents. We're also deeply grieved that we don't have perfect kids. But the remedy to our mutual imperfections isn't more law, even if it seems to produce tidy or polite children. Christian children (and their parents) don't need to learn to be "nice." They need death and resurrection and a Savior who has gone before them as a faithful high priest, who was a child himself, and who lived and died perfectly in their place. They need a Savior who extends the offer of complete forgiveness, total righteousness, and indissoluble adoption to all who will believe. This is the message we all need. We need the gospel of grace and the grace of the gospel. Children can't use the law any more than we can, because they will respond to it the same way we do. They'll ignore it or bend it or obey it outwardly for selfish purposes, but this one thing is certain: they won't obey it from the heart, because they can't. That's why Jesus had to die. #Quote by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Selfish quotes by Dave Eggers
#70. When my parents passed on, and we read their wills, we discovered something we didn't at all expect, especially from our devoutly Catholic mother: they had both left instructions that their bodies be donated to science. We were bewildered and we were pissed. They wanted their cadavers to be used by medical students, they wanted their flesh to be cut into and their cancerous organs examined. We were breathless. They wanted no elaborate funerals, no expense incurred for such stuff – they hated wasting money or time on ceremony, on appearances. When they died there was little left – the house, the cars. And their bodies, and they gave those away. To offer them to strangers was disgusting, wrong, embarrassing. And selfish to us, their children, who would have to live with the thought of their cold weight sinking on silver tables, surrounded by students chewing gum and making jokes about the location of freckles. But then again: Nothing can be preserved. It's all on the way out, from the second it appears, and whatever you have always has one eye on the exit, and so screw it. As hideous and uncouth as it is, we have to give it all away, our bodies, our secrets, our money, everything we know: All must be given away, given away every day, because to be human means:

1. To be good
2. To save nothing #Quote by Dave Eggers
Selfish quotes by Florence Nightingale
#71. What the horrors of war are, no one can imagine. They are not wounds and blood and fever, spotted and low, or dysentery, chronic and acute, cold and heat and famine. They are intoxication, drunken brutality, demoralization and disorder on the part of the inferior ... jealousies, meanness, indifference, selfish brutality on the part of the superior. #Quote by Florence Nightingale
Selfish quotes by Osho
#72. If you are not selfish you will not be altruistic, remember. #Quote by Osho
Selfish quotes by Gary Shteyngart
#73. My hair would continue to gray, and then one day, it would fall out entirely, and then, on a day meaninglessly close to the present one, meaninglessly like the present one, I would disappear from the earth. And all these emotions, all these yearnings, all these data, if that helps to clinch the enormity of what I'm talking about, would be gone. And that's what immortality means. It means selfishness. My generations belief that each one of us matters more than you or anyone else would think. #Quote by Gary Shteyngart
Selfish quotes by Madame Roland
#74. Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant. #Quote by Madame Roland
Selfish quotes by Lord Byron
#75. Switzerland is a curst, selfish, swinish country of brutes, placed in the most romantic region of the world. #Quote by Lord Byron
Selfish quotes by Mystqx Skye
#76. In a world full of war and hate
Her body is my temple and she is my religion
Scared yet spirited - as she laid bare
The demons she had slayed and spared
I can't help but fall into the depths of her

- The Depths of Her - #Quote by Mystqx Skye
Selfish quotes by James Freeman Clarke
#77. If we desire to do what will please God, and what will help men, we presently find ourselves taken out of our narrow habits of thought and action; we find new elements of our nature called into activity; we are no longer running along a narrow track of selfish habit. #Quote by James Freeman Clarke
Selfish quotes by Beverley Nichols
#78. When Mrs. Pattern first came into my life, she was gossiping in the lane with a nursemaid who was wheeling a perambulator containing a baby of exceptional repulsiveness.Babies, as all bachelors will agree, should not be allowed at large unless they are heavily draped, and fitted with various appliances for absorbing sound and moisture. If young married persons persist in their selfish pursuit of populating the planet, they should be compelled to bear the consequences. They should be shut behind high walls, clutching the terrible bundles which they have brought into the world, and when they emerge into society, if they insist on bringing these bundles with them, they should see that they are properly cloaked, muted, sealed up and, above all, dry. They should not wave them about in the streets to the alarm of sensitive persons who are used to the company of Siamese cats. #Quote by Beverley Nichols
Selfish quotes by Marina Keegan
#79. I'm still struggling with the fact that due to my own (selfish) desire to be a writer, my children probably won't have the same opportunities I had growning up. For most students, however, I genuinely think it's about the money. It's a factor, sure. But it just feels like a factor. #Quote by Marina Keegan
Selfish quotes by Rick Allen
#80. Before my accident I was a little too ... selfish and self-absorbed and for me, to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people. I'm blessed. I'm really blessed. #Quote by Rick Allen
Selfish quotes by Ali Wong
#81. A reporter once asked me why I think progressive men who earn significantly less than their breadwinning wives still won't quit their jobs to take care of their children. Why do they still hold on to their careers, even if taking care of the children would make more financial sense because the cost of childcare is higher than their net salary?
I think I know the answer to that now, and it sucks. Women are not expected to live a life for themselves. When women dedicate their lives to children, it is deemed a worthy and respectable choice. When women dedicate themselves to a passion outside of the family that doesn't involve worshiping their husbands or taking care of their kids, they're seen as selfish, cold, or unfit mothers. But when a man spends hours grueling over a craft, profession, or project, he's admired and seen as a genius. And when a man finds a woman who worships him, who dedicates her life to serving him, he's lucky. But when a man dedicates himself to taking care of his children it's seen as a last resort. That it must be because he ran out of other options. That it's plan Z. That it's an indicator of his inability to provide for his family. Basically, that he's a fucking loser. I think it's one of the most important falsehoods we need to shatter when talking about women's rights. #Quote by Ali Wong
Selfish quotes by Rick Riordan
#82. Gods tend to be selfish. Even when they're helpful, they always have their own motives. That's why you have to be careful about trusting them. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Selfish quotes by Marianne Williamson
#83. The thought system which dominates our culture is laced with selfish values, and relinquishing those values is a lot easier said than done. The journey to a pure heart can be highly disorienting. For years, we may have worked for power, money or prestige. Now all of a sudden we've learned that these are just the values of a dying world. #Quote by Marianne Williamson
Selfish quotes by Deanna Raybourn
#84. Even now you do not know what to make of me and I will not own what I am. I want you to think of me when you eave this place and wonder whether I am merely a mortal or something beyond. A better man would release you and want you to love another. I am no better man. I am selfish and flawed and I have nothing to offer you that is not broken or imperfect including myself, and so I offer you nothing but I love you until the day I die and no man will love you more. #Quote by Deanna Raybourn
Selfish quotes by Alex Honnold
#85. I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish? #Quote by Alex Honnold
Selfish quotes by Frithjof Schuon
#86. [...] let us note that a so-called "Sociobiologist" - this word is a whole project by itself - pushed the ingeniosity to the point of replacing matter by "genes", whose egoist selfishness, combined with ant and bee instincts, would have managed to constitute not only bodies but also conscience and at the end, human intelligence, miraculously able to dissert on the genes that amusingly created it. #Quote by Frithjof Schuon
Selfish quotes by Thomas Hughes
#87. Gambling makes boys selfish and cruel as well as men. #Quote by Thomas Hughes
Selfish quotes by Charles Grandison Finney
#88. There is a fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom, which is founded in love. There is also a slavish fear, which is a mere dread of evil, and is purely selfish. #Quote by Charles Grandison Finney
Selfish quotes by John Ruskin
#89. I had no companions to quarrel with, nobody to assist, and nobody to thank ... the evil consequence of all this was not, however, what might perhaps have been expected, that I grew up selfish or non affectionate; but that, when affection did come, it came with a violence utterly rampant and unmanageable. #Quote by John Ruskin
Selfish quotes by Veronica Roth
#90. I am. selfish. I am brave. I am
Divergent. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Selfish quotes by William Law
#91. The Spirit of Love, wherever it is, is its own blessing and happiness, because it is the truth and reality of God in the soul; and therefore is in the same joy of life, and is the same good to itself everywhere and on every occasion. Would you know the blessing of all blessings? It is this God of Love dwelling in your soul, and killing every root of bitterness, which is the pain and torment of every earthly, selfish love. For all wants are satisfied, all disorders of nature are removed, no life is any longer a burden, every day is a day of peace, everything you meet becomes a help to you, because everything you see or do is all done in the sweet, gentle element of Love. #Quote by William Law
Selfish quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#92. As utterly irrational as it might seem, the greed within me has the most limited vision I can possibly imagine as it has eyes only for the few things it doesn't have, and it is completely blind to all the many remarkable things that it does. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Selfish quotes by Bob Marley
#93. Be not selfish in your doings: pass it on. #Quote by Bob Marley
Selfish quotes by Jennifer Vandever
#94. And the horrible thing was: what if they were right? What if she lived her whole life and never really knew what love was? What if it was deeper than she ever imagined? What if she died without ever knowing what she missed? How would she know to even miss it? Love--deep, profound, soul-stirring love--happened on this planet, in this life. And she missed it.

On the other hand, her mother had a point: babies were awful. They were selfish, greedy, expensive and ultimately resentful of what they later would decide you had withheld from them. You were, in effect, creating someone uniquely fine-tuned to discern your slightest faults and broadcast them from the highest point. #Quote by Jennifer Vandever
Selfish quotes by Criss Jami
#95. A good work ethic is not so much a concern for hard work but rather one for responsibility. There have been a great many men and women who have in fact used work or hustle or selfish ambition as an escape from real responsibility, an escape from purpose. In matters such as these, the hard worker is just as dysfunctional as the sloth. #Quote by Criss Jami
Selfish quotes by Sarah MacLean
#96. Are you planning to go, Penelope? Planning to ruin our marriage and your reputation and your sisters' names with one selfish choice?"
She could not stop herself from replying. "I am selfish?" She laughed, and pushed past him toward the door. "That is amusing, coming from you- the most selfish man I've ever known- selfish enough to destroy your friends, and your wife in service to your own goals. #Quote by Sarah MacLean
Selfish quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#97. If your selfish goal will be useful to humanity, then let your selfish goal be triumphant! #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Selfish quotes by James A. Michener
#98. Being goal-oriented instead of self-oriented is crucial. I know so many people who want to be writers. But let me tell you, they really don't want to be writers. They want to have been writers. They wish they had a book in print. They don't want to go through the work of getting the damn book out. There is a huge difference. #Quote by James A. Michener
Selfish quotes by Helen Keller
#99. Industry rests on the iron law of economic determination. All history reveals that economic interests are the strongest ties that bind men together. That is not because men's hearts are evil & selfish. It is only a result of the inexorable law of life. The desire to live is the basic principle that compels men & women to seek a more suitable environment, so that they may live better & more happily. #Quote by Helen Keller
Selfish quotes by Dawn O'Porter
#100. Well, people who acknowledge their faults aren't so angry about them. Oh to be selfish, eh?'
'I think life would be easier if I was selfish.'
'No, it wouldn't. Not really. Those people aren't happy, they'll be on their death beds with little more than a life time of guilt and regret to think about. People like us die with a clear conscience, Flo. That's the best way to be. If you admit to where you go wrong at least you stand a chance of making it better.'
I still wish I was selfish. #Quote by Dawn O'Porter
Selfish quotes by Deepak Chopra
#101. Asked why we should strive to know God, my answer would be selfish: I want to be a creator. This is the ultimate promise of spirituality, that you can become the author of your own existence, the maker of personal destiny. Your brain is already performing this service for you unconsciously. #Quote by Deepak Chopra
Selfish quotes by Frans De Waal
#102. The book of nature is like the Bible: Everyone reads into it what they want, from tolerance to intolerance, and from altruism to greed. It's good to realize, though, that if biologists never stop talking of competition, this doesn't mean they advocate it, and if they call genes selfish, this doesn't mean that genes actually are. Genes can't be any more "selfish" than a river can be "angry," or sun rays "loving." Genes are little chunks of DNA. At most, they are "self-promoting," because successful genes help their carriers spread more copies of themselves. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Selfish quotes by Jennifer L. Armentrout
#103. You know, when the shit started really going down back in Vegas, I had my doubts. When I saw Paris get taken out, then Andrew and Ash, I asked myself if I would've done this again, the same way, knowing the risks."
"The thing is, I knew the risks when I got out of the car. I knew people could die and that didn't stop me. And when I looked up and saw you standing there, alive and okay, I knew I would do it all over again. "I would do it, Kat. How incredibly selfish is that? How messed up? I think that makes me pretty worthy of your distaste. #Quote by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Selfish quotes by Tarryn Fisher
#104. That was the exact moment my heart threaded with hers. It was as if someone reached down with a sewing needle and stitched my soul to hers. How could one woman be so sharp and so vulnerable at the same time? Whatever would happen to her would happen to me. Whatever pain she would feel, I would feel it too. I wanted it - that was the surprising part. Selfish, self centered Caleb Drake loved a girl so much he could already feel himself changing to accommodate her needs.
I fell.
Hard.
For the rest of this life and probably the next.
I wanted her - every last inch of her stubborn, combative, catty heart. #Quote by Tarryn Fisher
Selfish quotes by Alan Keyes
#105. You can't build marriage on a foundation of selfish hedonism, because that would be to promise people only roses, and marriage is also thorns. #Quote by Alan Keyes
Selfish quotes by Stephen Colbert
#106. Truthiness is "What I say is right, and [nothing] anyone else says could possibly be true." It's not only that I feel it to be true, but that I feel it to be true. There's not only an emotional quality, but there's a selfish quality. #Quote by Stephen Colbert
Selfish quotes by J. Courtney Sullivan
#107. Bree knew this habit of hers rankled Lara more than any other
her ability to make a decision and announce that there would be no further discussion was, in Lara's opinion, 'Cruel and selfish behavior, the type usually enacted by men with small penises. #Quote by J. Courtney Sullivan
Selfish quotes by Sarah Josepha Hale
#108. This is a speculating and selfish age; and to think 'money will answer all things,' is too much the characteristic of Americans. #Quote by Sarah Josepha Hale
Selfish quotes by Jen Kirkman
#109. I don't want to have kids and so I am not going to have kids. People who want kids are going to have kids. I'm doing what I want to do and people who want kids are doing what they want to do. What about this scenario makes me selfish? #Quote by Jen Kirkman
Selfish quotes by Tony Blair
#110. The only society that works today is also one founded on mutual respect, on a recognition that we have a responsibility collectively and individually, to help each other on the basis of each other's equal worth. A selfish society is a contradiction in terms. #Quote by Tony Blair
Selfish quotes by Michael Pollan
#111. For is there any practice less selfish, any labor less alienated, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love? #Quote by Michael Pollan
Selfish quotes by Rose Kennedy
#112. It is selfish to concern oneself with tragedies. #Quote by Rose Kennedy
Selfish quotes by Ayn Rand
#113. Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equalled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Selfish quotes by Teresa Of Avila
#114. Her heart is full of joy with love, for in the Lord her mind is stilled. She has renounced every selfish attachment and draws abiding joy and strength from the One within. She lives not for herself, but lives to serve the Lord of Love in all, and swims across the sea of life breasting its rough waves joyfully. #Quote by Teresa Of Avila
Selfish quotes by Thomas Merton
#115. Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Selfish quotes by Bryan Cranston
#116. We've been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we're conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that's the right thing for society. #Quote by Bryan Cranston
Selfish quotes by J. B. Smoove
#117. A lot of comedians are selfish. #Quote by J. B. Smoove
Selfish quotes by Rick Warren
#118. This self-absorbed perspective treats God as a genie who simply exists to serve you in your selfish pursuit of personal fulfillment. But God is not your servant, and if you fall for the idea that life is supposed to be easy, either you will become severely disillusioned or you will live in denial of reality. Never forget that life is not about you! You exist for God's purposes, not vice versa. Why would God provide heaven on earth when he's planned the real thing for you in eternity? God gives us our time on earth to build and strengthen our character for heaven. #Quote by Rick Warren
Selfish quotes by Edmund Burke
#119. The marketplace obliges men, whether they will or not, in pursuing their own selfish interests, to connect the general good with their own individual success. #Quote by Edmund Burke
Selfish quotes by Mary Elizabeth Clark
#120. It isn't the sign of a good sport to go out among other people when one has a cold: it is the sign of a selfish and ill-advised person. #Quote by Mary Elizabeth Clark
Selfish quotes by Anne Greenwood Brown
#121. Forgiveness is freedom. It's something you do for yourself - to keep who you are intact. Now that I think about it - in some ways, it's kind of a selfish act. #Quote by Anne Greenwood Brown
Selfish quotes by Jim George
#122. As you can see marriage is about putting away selfishness and taking on the concept of teamwork. #Quote by Jim George
Selfish quotes by Jeremy Jackson
#123. It's not about the fish; it's not about the pollution; it's not about the climate change. It's about us and our greed and our need for growth and our inability to imagine a world that is different from the selfish world we live in today. #Quote by Jeremy Jackson
Selfish quotes by Bob Smith
#124. His ready answer impressed me, reiterating my belief that one of the reasons I required a boyfriend was to halve my ignorance and double my chances of understanding the world and myself. #Quote by Bob Smith
Selfish quotes by Israelmore Ayivor
#125. The best formula for a prayer that gives J.O.Y:
J- 1st, Pray to JESUS
O- 2nd, Pray for OTHERS
Y- 3rd, Pray for YOURSELF
Most people distort the formula by praying selfish prayers for their own personal gains. JYO is not the spelling for joy. In JOY, O comes before Y. It means you pray for OTHERS before YOURSELF. #Quote by Israelmore Ayivor
Selfish quotes by Stephanie Elizondo Griest
#126. That's because true travel, the kind with no predetermined end, is one of the most selfish endeavors we can possibly undertake-an act in which we focus solely on our own fulfillment, with little regard to those we leave behind. After all, we're the ones venturing out into the big crazy world, filling up journals, growing like weeds. And we have the gall to think they're just sitting at home, soaking in security and stability.
It is only when we reopen these wrapped and ribboned boxes, upon our triumphant return home, that we discover nothing is the way we had left it before. #Quote by Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Selfish quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#127. The men who carry their points do not need to inquire of their constituents what they should say, but are themselves the country which they represent: nowhere are its emotions or opinions so instant and so true as in them; nowhere so pure from a selfish infusion. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Selfish quotes by Alfred Tennyson
#128. Nature, red in tooth and claw. #Quote by Alfred Tennyson
Selfish quotes by Richard Bach
#129. Anybody who's ever mattered, anybody who's ever been happy, anybody who's ever given any gift into the world has been a divinely selfish soul, living for his own best interest. No exceptions. #Quote by Richard Bach
Selfish quotes by Maya Banks
#130. Was he demanding? Hell yes, but he wasn't selfish. He took. He was ruthless in his demands. But he gave her back so much. Not just materially but emotionally, though he'd likely deny he did any such thing. #Quote by Maya Banks
Selfish quotes by Richelle Mead
#131. And yet, you didn't bother telling me yourself," I snapped, still outraged. "I couldn't! They made me promise not to." Somehow, his betrayal hurt worse than all the others. I had come to trust him implicitly. How could he do this to me? "No one believed I'd be able to talk the Warriors down, so everyone just made contingency plans without me." Never mind that I Hadn't been able to talk them down. "Someone should have told me. You should have told me." There was legitimate pain and regret in his voice. "I'm telling you, I wanted to. But I was trapped. You of all people should know what it's like being caught between groups, Sage. Besides, don't you remember what I said just before you got in the car with Trey?" I did actually. Almost word for word. No matter what happens, I want you to know that I never doubted what you're going to do. It's smart, and it's brave. I slouched further into my seat and felt like I was on the verge of tears. Adrian was right. I did know what it was like to have your loyalty stretched between different groups. I understood the position he'd been in. It was just, some selfish part of me wished that I'd been the one his loyalty has been strongest to. #Quote by Richelle Mead
Selfish quotes by Alison Lohman
#132. For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through, they are going to face each other. It's hard for a daughter to accept that her mother is that selfish and that terrible. #Quote by Alison Lohman
Selfish quotes by C.S. Lewis
#133. I am suffering incessant temptations to uncharitable thoughts at present; one of those black moods in which nearly all one's friends seem to be selfish or even false. And how terrible that there should be even a kind of pleasure in thinking evil. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Selfish quotes by Dallin H. Oaks
#134. Our Savior gave Himself in unselfish service. He taught that each of us should follow Him by denying ourselves of selfish interests in order to serve others. #Quote by Dallin H. Oaks
Selfish quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#135. The problem is not that we don't recognize the truth when we hear it. The problem is that we don't want to recognize what the truth might mean for us if we hear it. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Selfish quotes by YellowBella
#136. Love is an indescribable, cumbersome, silly-selfish, consuming, life-changing, goosebump-making, knowing-all-the-words-to-the-song exciting, I-can't-think-straight-without-him overwhelming, sigh-swooning, laugh-out-loud-for-no-reason anxious, fun, rule-causing, jealousy-inducing, leg-kicking, dream-giving, wonderful, filling, shake-trembling, wonder-where-you-are-always obsessive, necessary, requiring, joyful-flow. #Quote by YellowBella
Selfish quotes by Led Miliana
#137. there are selfish people around you who behave good and nice with you only to get something done from you and use you only for their own purposes & forget everything after you did so much for them. these people will never change, so its up to us to choose the right ones , love people who would love you you in return as much as you do coz not everyone are selfish :) #Quote by Led Miliana
Selfish quotes by Henry Rollins
#138. All of the things that the bible warns you of being: jealous, covetous, murderous, selfish, etc., that's kind of how humans are. #Quote by Henry Rollins
Selfish quotes by Edie Claire
#139. Zane," I piped up quickly, hoping not to lose my nerve. "You can do whatever you want, but the truth is, I want you to come along. And not because I feel sorry for you. I do feel sorry for you-I'd be a total jerk if I didn't. But I want you to come because I enjoy your company, and if you don't come, I'll miss you. But I realize that's totally selfish of me, and I don't want you to come just because I asked you to." I paused for a breath, my heart racing. "Am I making any sense? #Quote by Edie Claire
Selfish quotes by Veronica Roth
#140. I wasn't good enough for abnegation," I say, "and I wanted to be free. So I chose Dauntless." "Why weren't you good enough?" "Because I was selfish." I say. "You were selfish? You aren't anymore?" "Of course I am. My mother said that everyone is selfish," I say, "but I became less selfish in Dauntless. I discovered there were people I would fight for. Die for, even. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Selfish quotes by Julie Eshbaugh
#141. I bite my lips between my teeth to hold them still. And remind myself what courage really is. Not the lack of fear, but action in the face of fear. And not selfish action either, but action taken in love. #Quote by Julie Eshbaugh
Selfish quotes by Jenny Penn
#142. We mourn for the dead, but it's a selfish act. It may be a tragedy that so many young lives are lost to us, but it's our tragedy alone because they are at peace. #Quote by Jenny Penn
Selfish quotes by Aysha Taryam
#143. Viciousness is part of the world we live in, some of us choose to ignore it with the rationalisation of wanting only positivity to flow our way. How selfish we have become! That the pain of others has become a hindrance to the fulfilment of our positive selves. #Quote by Aysha Taryam
Selfish quotes by Jen Hatmaker
#144. It started as a selfish act and has turned into a way of life. I can't stand to watch someone throw anything away that belongs in my green bin. #Quote by Jen Hatmaker
Selfish quotes by Criss Jami
#145. When you're appeasing too much, you might be egotistically over-estimating everyone's need for your approval. #Quote by Criss Jami
Selfish quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#146. Choose altruism, because selfishism is a lonely, cold, dark hole. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Selfish quotes by Orson Welles
#147. I believe that we're much healthier if we think of our selfishness as sin. Which is what it is: a sin. Even if there is nothing out there except a random movement of untold gases and objects, sin still exists. You don't need a devil with horns. It's a social definition of sin. Everything we do that is self-indulgent, and that is selfish, and that turns us away from our dignity as human beings is a sin against what we were born with, the capacities we have, what we could make of this planet. Our whole age has taken the line that if you feel bad about yourself, it's something that you can be relieved of by your goddamn analyst. Psst! - it's gone! And then you'll be happy, you know? But that feeling is not something you should be relieved of. It's something you should deal with. And there's no remission for what I mean by "sin," except doing something useful. The confessional does the same thing as the shrink, rather more quickly and cheaper. Three "Hail Mary"s, and you're out. But I've never been the kind of religious person that thinks saying "Hail Mary" is gonna get me out of it. #Quote by Orson Welles
Selfish quotes by Heidi Heilig
#148. Had I been too selfish? I had never known my mother, but I knew my life as it had been without her: the ship, the sea, the myths, the maps . . . and, yes, Kashmir. The pain I felt at the thought of losing him - the same pain that kept me at arm's length - gave me a hint of my father's own struggle. #Quote by Heidi Heilig
Selfish quotes by Michael S. Horton
#149. Christians should be some of the most conflicted people in the world. It is far simpler to be dead to God and to live for oneself. But Christians must struggle against their selfish ambition because they are alive to God in Christ Jesus, and the indwelling Spirit turns on the lights to enable them to see their sin. #Quote by Michael S. Horton
Selfish quotes by Marian Keyes
#150. You could have nothing with a teenage daughter in the house, not mascara, not ankle boots, not breadknives, not sedatives; they took everything, selfish little bitches! #Quote by Marian Keyes
Selfish quotes by Gautama Buddha
#151. No clouds gathered in the skies and the polluted streams became clear, whilst celestial music rang through the air and the angels rejoiced with gladness. With no selfish or partial joy but for the sake of the law they rejoiced, for creation engulfed in the ocean of pain was now to obtain release. #Quote by Gautama Buddha
Selfish quotes by Brittainy C. Cherry
#152. You're the reason people believe in tomorrow. You're the voice that scares the shadows away. You're the love that makes me breathe. So for the next few seconds, I'm going to be selfish. I'm going to say things that I don't want you to listen to. Don't go. Stay with me forever. Please, Ashlyn. Let me be your everything. Make me your golden. Don't. Go. #Quote by Brittainy C. Cherry
Selfish quotes by Kristen Ashley
#153. Gods, that you would have granted me this boon when she wed me and with it gave me one night of this hot, greedy tart rather than the cold, selfish fish you gave me, he muttered, my eyes moved to him and I saw he was speaking to the ceiling in audible prayer. #Quote by Kristen Ashley
Selfish quotes by Jonathan Haidt
#154. But the most important lesson I have learned in my twenty years or research on morality is that nearly all people are morally motivated. Selfishness is a powerful force, particularly in the decisions of individuals, but whenever groups of people come together to make a sustained effort to change the world, you can bet that they are pursuing a vision of virtue, justice, or sacredness. #Quote by Jonathan Haidt
Selfish quotes by Esther Hicks
#155. You cannot be other than selfish, for you cannot observe, perceive, or be other than from your perspective of self. All points of Consciousness, even one-celled organisms, perceive. And they do so from the ever-changing selfish perspective that they currently hold. #Quote by Esther Hicks
Selfish quotes by C.L. Polk
#156. What if I don't know what to wish for?"
He smiled. "A problem we never had as children. Be selfish with your wish, Miles. Blow. #Quote by C.L. Polk
Selfish quotes by Marian Tee
#157. I thought that there was only one kind of love, one that developed instantaneously and struck you like a bolt of lightning, made you irrational and selfish like it did my parents. I realized too late that love took different forms and the one we had - " He cupped her face. "It was there, the first day we met, growing "gradually from friendship into what's inside my heart now."
He brought her hand to his chest. "It's there, steady, constant, making my heart beat for you, making my heart race when you're near, making my heart sing like a goddamn canary when you're happy. I never thought this kind of love existed until I had lost you. #Quote by Marian Tee
Selfish quotes by Rupi Kaur
#158. i will tell you about selfish people. even when they know they will hurt you they walk into your life to taste you because you are the type of being they don't want to miss out on. you are too much shine to not be felt. so when they have gotten a good look at everything you have to offer. when they have taken your skin your hair and your secrets with them. when they realize how real this is. how much of a storm you are and it hits them.

that is when the cowardice sets in. that is when the person you thought they were is replaced by the sad reality of what they are. that is when they lose every fighting bone in their body and leave after saying you will find better than me.

you will stand there naked with half of them still hidden somewhere inside you and sob. asking them why they did it. why they forced you to love them when they had no intention of loving you back and they'll say something along the lines of i just had to try. i had to give it a chance. it was you after all.

but that isn't romantic. it isn't sweet. the idea that they were so engulfed by your existence they had to risk breaking it for the sake of knowing they weren't the one missing out. your existence meant that little next to their curiosity of you. #Quote by Rupi Kaur
Selfish quotes by David Benatar
#159. Although they will miss his presence if he dies, his condition is too burdensome to require his continued presence. In such circumstances, what is selfish is the insistence that the prospective suicide remain alive, not that he seek his own demise. The argument about selfishness can backfire in another way. Just as it is sometimes the case that those who kill themselves have accorded insufficient weight to the interests of others, so it is sometimes the case that those who do not kill themselves make this error. Consistent with what I have already said, I do not think that the interests of others are decisive. Nevertheless, there are situations in which a person's interest in continued life is negligible, because he will die soon anyway, and the quality of his life is appalling. If seeing out his days, rather than taking his own life earlier, would spell financial ruin for his family (because of the costs of his medical care), then it may well be unduly selfish not to take one's own life. #Quote by David Benatar
Selfish quotes by John Updike
#160. In fact we do not try to picture the afterlife, nor is it our selves in our nervous tics and optical flecks that we wish to perpetuate; it is the self as the window on the world that we can't bear to thinkof shutting. My mind when I was a boy of ten or eleven sent up its silent scream at the thought of future aeons
at the thought of the cosmic party going on without me. The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish: it is love and praise of the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience. #Quote by John Updike
Selfish quotes by Frank Boccia
#161. The old refrain is that there are no atheists in foxholes. That's nonsense. They are there by the millions. There is little in combat that will lead one to look upon the Creator with favor. What can't be there, instead, is the individualist, the selfish, the self-consumed, the self-centered, the aloof loner. Such a man cannot long survive. The terror of combat cannot be described by fear of death. There are worse things. The world can suddenly become a very cold place...He needs warmth, a fire, to survive: His discipline, his training, his duty, honor and country, his family, and ultimately the very oak of his manhood are thrown into the blaze, but they are not enough to save him. At the end, he needs the warmth of his comrades. Otherwise, all he will have with which to face the cold dark will be his own spent soul. #Quote by Frank Boccia
Selfish quotes by Simon Sinek
#162. Selfish is easy. It's sharing that takes courage. #Quote by Simon Sinek
Selfish quotes by Eleanor Brown
#163. Self-care isn't selfish (it is a gift to all concerned). You can't serve from an empty vessel. #Quote by Eleanor Brown
Selfish quotes by Sally Clarkson
#164. It is natural to quarrel, to be selfish, to live a small-minded life. It is supernatural to love unconditionally, to serve others, to live a life of vision and faith. #Quote by Sally Clarkson
Selfish quotes by Trevor Noah
#165. My mother used to tell me, "I chose to have you because I wanted something to love and something that would love me unconditionally in return-and then I give birth to the most selfish piece of shit on earth and all it ever did was cry and eat and shit and say, 'Me, me, me, me me. #Quote by Trevor Noah
Selfish quotes by Joshua Homme
#166. The music as a whole is selfish, but the musicians aren't," "The song may go on forever but it's not about competition within the band; it's about playing as a band. #Quote by Joshua Homme
Selfish quotes by Kristen Lippert-Martin
#167. If I were truly being heroic, I'd actually mean what I'm saying right now. But I don't. I want you to stay with me, but I realize how selfish that is. That's why I'm telling you to go. #Quote by Kristen Lippert-Martin
Selfish quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#168. If everyone begins to think selfishly, the world becomes a wicked world. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Selfish quotes by Zane Baker
#169. doing what makes you happy is not selfish, it's necessary. #Quote by Zane Baker
Selfish quotes by Leisa Rayven
#170. If I wasn't such a selfish asshole, I'd wish to men to fall all over themselves to be with you. I'd want them to flatter you and buy you presents, and dedicate themselves to making you happy. But every time I have those thoughts…every single time, the deepest parts of me know without a doubt that the only man on this planet who could ever make you truly, deeply happy…is me. #Quote by Leisa Rayven
Selfish quotes by Sandra Bullock
#171. I always said if it gets to a point where I really want a child, I would adopt; kids are amazing, so I'm getting the selfish stuff out of my system so when I have them I can say, 'Go, run. I have plenty of money, go play.' #Quote by Sandra Bullock
Selfish quotes by Leland Stanford
#172. A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness. #Quote by Leland Stanford
Selfish quotes by Chris Bosh
#173. You can't worry about what people say, but ... People always harp on athletes being selfish individualists. #Quote by Chris Bosh
Selfish quotes by Brian Tracy
#174. Issue a blanket pardon. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past. #Quote by Brian Tracy
Selfish quotes by Saul Bellow
#175. It's usually the selfish people who are loved the most. They do what you deny yourself, and you love them for it. You give them your heart. #Quote by Saul Bellow
Selfish quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#176. The espousal of the doctrine of Negro inferiority by the South was primarily because of economic motives and the inter-connected political urge necessary to support slave industry; but to the watching world it sounded like the carefully thought out result of experience and reason; and because of this it was singularly disastrous for modern civilization science and religion, in art and government, as well as in industry. The South could say that the Negro, even when brought into modern civilization, could not be civilized, and that, therefore, he and the other colored peoples of the world were so far inferior to the whites that the white world had a right to rule mankind for their own selfish interests. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Selfish quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#177. Sara flinched as his hands slid around her waist, pulling her to his naked body. The heat of his skin sank through the insubstantial layer of her shift. He was aroused, throbbing hard and forcefully erect against her. "Open your eyes," he said. "There's nothing to be afraid of."
She forced herself to comply, staring straight ahead into his chest. Her heart thumped so violently that it seemed to batter against her ribs.
As if he could read her mind, Derek lowered his mouth to her hair and held her tightly. "Sara... I'm going to take care of you. I'll never hurt you, or force you to do something you don't want." He took a long breath and forced himself to add reluctantly, "If you want this to stop, then tell me. I probably won't be kind. But I'll wait."
She would never know how much the words cost him. It went against his nature to deny himself what he wanted so badly. He had been deprived of too much when he was young- it had made him selfish to the core. But her needs had become too important to him, her affection too precious to risk.
Sara looked up at him, reading the truth in his face. Gradually her body relaxed against his. "You must tell me how to please you," she said softly. "I-I don't know anything... and you know too much."
His black lashes lowered over a flick of green fire. A wry smile pulled at the corners of his mouth. "We'll find some middle ground," he promised, and kissed her. #Quote by Lisa Kleypas
Selfish quotes by Alain De Botton
#178. If we find poetry in the service station and motel, if we are drawn to the airport or train carriage, it is perhaps because, in spite of their architectural compromises and discomforts, in spite of their garish colours and harsh lighting, we implicitly feel that these isolated places offer us a material setting for an alternative to the selfish ease, the habits and confinement of the ordinary, rooted world. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Selfish quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#179. I believe in women uplifting other women. The only thing that makes our gender weaker, is the fact that we are the gender less likely to stand up for the other. We are the gender more likely to try and make another look bad, and when one of us is already bad, instead of being kind, we pound them into the ditches. And that's what makes us weak, nothing else. If we can change this, we can change the whole structure of our being female, I truly believe this. Personally, I grew up admiring other women and wanting to be friends with them, but unfortunately, I learned the hard way that they were the ones who would hurt me. Women hurt other women all too often, and that's a fact. I'd like to see not just us not hurting one another; but us actually making a conscious effort to be happy for another when she is happy, to hope the best for another when she has better, and to lift another up when she is down. We know that so many of us are harsh, cold and selfish, and we try to protect ourselves from one another, that's the reality. But it's also a reality that what is real can change. So that means we can change it. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Selfish quotes by Leigh Hunt
#180. Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears. #Quote by Leigh Hunt
Selfish quotes by Peter Kreeft
#181. Why would the apostles lie? ... Liars always lie for selfish reasons. If they lied, what was their motive, what did they get out of it? What they got out of it was misunderstanding, rejection, persecution, torture, and martyrdom. Hardly a list of perks! #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Selfish quotes by Jane Austen
#182. But Mrs. John Dashwood was a strong caricature of himself; - more narrow-minded and selfish. #Quote by Jane Austen
Selfish quotes by P. J. O'Rourke
#183. W if for Women. They're awful, mendacious,
Nasty and selfish, cruel and salacious,
As thievish as gypsies, more crazy than Celts
Be sure that you never fuck anything else #Quote by P. J. O'Rourke
Selfish quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#184. Yet, there is a sense of some deep sort that runs entirely contrary to human nature; that in putting ourselves first, we must by necessity put others first. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Selfish quotes by Veronica Roth
#185. I am selfish. I am brave. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Selfish quotes by Sheryl Sandberg
#186. The students rated Heidi and Howard as equally competent, which made sense since "their" accomplishments were completely identical. Yet while students respected both Heidi and Howard, Howard came across as a more appealing colleague. Heidi, on the other hand, was seen as selfish and not "the type of person you would want to hire or work for. #Quote by Sheryl Sandberg
Selfish quotes by Michael Jordan
#187. 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. #Quote by Michael Jordan
Selfish quotes by George Orwell
#188. Looking back through the last page or two, I see that I have made it appear as though my motives in writing were wholly public-spirited. I don't want to leave that as the final impression. All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery. Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. For all one knows that demon is simply the same instinct that makes a baby squall for attention. And yet it is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane. I cannot say with certainty which of my motives are the strongest, but I know which of them deserve to be followed. And looking back through my work, I see that it is invariably where I lacked a POLITICAL purpose that I wrote lifeless books and was betrayed into purple passages, sentences without meaning, decorative adjectives and humbug generally. #Quote by George Orwell
Selfish quotes by Laura Bates
#189. Quite natural for men, of course, who have worked so hard and put so much into their prized jobs, to want to maintain a balance and not allow new fatherhood to derail a promotion or an ascending career path. But for a woman to voice the same priorities? Cold. Hard. Selfish. #Quote by Laura Bates
Selfish quotes by Ehsan Sehgal
#190. We live and breathe among the selfish people of the cruel world; time has taught me, neither expect nor wait; stand firm, and never depend on others since each one of us hunts only its hunt. #Quote by Ehsan Sehgal
Selfish quotes by Jason Versey
#191. If we want to live perfectly happy lives...we must drive out selfish character tendencies such as pride, ego, vanity, jealousy, lusts, envy and worry. When we learn to live selflessly, putting others before ourselves, committing to what is noble, right and good; treating others with love and compassion...that's when true happiness is experienced. A genuine focus on selflessness cures all and creates an environment for true growth. It's the secret to every great relationship. We gain...when we give up self. Sacrificing one's selfish characteristics through diligent thought, meditation, prayer and action gives life to true love and abounding joy.~Jason Versey #Quote by Jason Versey
Selfish quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#192. I spend my life constantly calling in 'imaginary' debts that aren't owed to me in order to avoid the 'real' debts that I owe to others, and so everybody ends up bankrupt. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Selfish quotes by R. Alan Woods
#193. A sociopath is one who sees others as impersonal objects to be manipulated to fulfill their own narcissistic needs without any regard for the hurtful consequences of their selfish actions. #Quote by R. Alan Woods
Selfish quotes by Chris Hedges
#194. The words consent of the governed have become an empty phrase. Our textbooks on political science and economics are obsolete. Our nation has been hijacked by oligarchs, corporations, and a narrow, selfish, political, and economic elite, a small and privileged group that governs, and often steals, on behalf of moneyed interests. This elite, in the name of patriotism and democracy, in the name of all the values that were once part of the American system and defined the Protestant work ethic, has systematically destroyed our manufacturing sector, looted the treasury, corrupted our democracy, and trashed the financial system. During this plundering we remained passive, mesmerized by the enticing shadows on the wall, assured our tickets to success, prosperity, and happiness were waiting around the corner. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Selfish quotes by Alan Paton
#195. Something in the humble voice must have touched Msimangu, for he said, I am not kind. I am a selfish and sinful man, but God put his hands on me, that is all. #Quote by Alan Paton
Selfish quotes by Jeff Erno
#196. A Master is not someone who merely revels in the benefits that he reaps from the power and control that he wields over his sub. A Master is not just an automaton who emotionally doles out orders and watches with amusement as his minions perform his bidding. A Master is not a person who only relishes the benefits that his superior status entitles him.

Certainly all of these characteristics could and often do exist within a Master. He may be demanding and at times selfish. He may genuinely enjoy and even be aroused by the power that he has over a sub. He may be able to expertly control his emotions, issuing his commands and enforcing his discipline with stone-faced determination.

But a true Master, a Master such as Matt, was so invested in his sub that he was actually in a way a slave himself. He was a slave to his love for me. He was a slave to his responsibility. He was a slave to the passion and the commitment. He was a slave to his overwhelming desire to protect his property at all costs. He was a slave to his slave. I knew without questions that he loved me so much he'd literally lay down his life for me. He owned me, and his ownership owned him #Quote by Jeff Erno
Selfish quotes by Mark Twain
#197. Look at the tyranny of party
at what is called party allegiance, party loyalty
a snare invented by designing men for selfish purposes
and which turns voters into chattels, slaves, rabbits; and all the while, their masters, and they themselves are shouting rubbish about liberty, independence, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, honestly unconscious of the fantastic contradiction; and forgetting or ignoring that their fathers and the churches shouted the same blasphemies a generation earlier when they were closing thier doors against the hunted slave, beating his handful of humane defenders with Bible-texts and billies, and pocketing the insults nad licking the shoes of his Southern master. #Quote by Mark Twain
Selfish quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#198. We live in a cruel world. People are dreadfully cold. I have never seen so many dishonest, selfish and greedy people. They are willing to use others until they get exactly what they want. What makes matters even worse, after they get what they want, they come back and ask for more. Sadly, people do not have any empathy for others. They are like leeches and will suck the blood out of you until you have nothing left. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Selfish quotes by Greg Gutfeld
#199. When one becomes a liberal, he or she pretends to advocate tolerance, equality and peace, but hilariously, they're doing so for purely selfish reasons. It's the human equivalent of a puppy dog's face: an evolutionary tool designed to enhance survival, reproductive value and status. In short, liberalism is based on one central desire: to look cool in front of others in order to get love. Preaching tolerance makes you look cooler, than saying something like, 'please lower my taxes.' #Quote by Greg Gutfeld
Selfish quotes by Suzanne Wright
#200. Now you're just being selfish," Dominic said to Jaime, shaking his head. "You have that body for the rest of your life. I only want it for one night."
Not in the mood to hear his packmate making moves - no matter how playful - on the female he intended to claim, Dante growled. "Dominic, no. Not to Jaime."
"But - "
"No."
Dominic sighed in resignation. "Okay, fine."
Noticing that Trey seemed to find the whole thing extremely amusing, Dante raised a brow at him. "It's funny now that he's not saying this shit to Taryn?"
Trey smiled. "Of course."
"I've always got some stored up for my gorgeous Alpha female," said Dominic with an impish grin.
Instantly Trey's smile fell from his face. "Dom, don't do it."
Dominic held his hands up, pleading innocence. "I was just going to ask her if she went to Boy Scouts ... because she has my heart all tied in knots."
Taryn groaned and chuckled at the same time. #Quote by Suzanne Wright

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