Selected Quotes about Selfishness

I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle. -- Jane Austen

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself. -- Henry Ward Beecher

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives. -- Lawana Blackwell

We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. -- George Gordon Byron

Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt. -- William Cowper

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost. -- Gustave Flaubert

The greatest productive force is human selfishness. -- Robert A. Heinlein

Manifest plainness,Embrace simplicity,Reduce selfishness,Have few desires. -- Lao-tzu

Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung. -- Sir Walter Scott

Sordid selfishness doth contract and narrow our benevolence, and cause us, like serpents, to infold ourselves within ourselves, and to turn out our stings to the entire world besides. -- Sir Walter Scott

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -- Oscar Wilde

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. -- Oscar Wilde

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