Selfishness Quotes

Norbert Harms

You will never find your way, by keeping doors closed.

Seth Adam Smith

Love is what freed me from the cell of my selfishness.

Richard Bach

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.
Listen to it carefully.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A humanitarian seldom makes a good lover. For a lover’s world revolves around their lover, while a humanitarian’s world revolves around the world.

Sir James Darling

If there is to be any hope for the world, indeed if you really want to find satisfaction and happiness in your life, you must regard the return you will receive as a secondary consideration, if a consideration at all ……seek money first and you will ruin your land, or betray your profession…

Tarryn Fisher

What did I get in return? Coldness and emotional detachment. You are selfish and bitter and you wouldn’t know a good thing if it fell out of the sky at your feet.

Nirav Sanchaniya

I Am In Love With Myself, With My Heart.

Armistead Maupin

It took so long to find you...and now I don't want it to change. I want it all set in amber. I want us and nobody else in the most selfish way you can imagine. I can't help it-I'm old-fashioned. I believe marriage is between a man and a man.

Norbert Harms

A Leader has no ego, but is followed by some, who become less, and less, and less.

Norbert Harms

Pursue Change, by starting to think different. Achieve Change, by doing things different!

Norbert Harms

If you want to listen, don't talk.
If you want to talk, listen first.

Norbert Harms

There's never a better time, to make a decision, than right now. And if you feel you'd better made another decision, then make that decision now, and if you can't decide, just make a decision, because you can always make a new decision.

Norbert Harms

Apparently, there are many roads which lead to Rome, but there is sure just one road, which leads to success, and that is the road of courage. Depending on what attributes you take with you on that road,will determine, however, the time it will take you to reach success.

Norbert Harms

It always starts with people's disbelieve in other, because of their own shortage in visualising.
When success had followed the one with the vision about, envy will haunt the people, without.

Norbert Harms

Integrity is an integer, and nothing less.

Norbert Harms

Many people listen, but never hear, some hear only what they want to hear. A few people but listen, because they want to hear, and then they understand, they needeed to listen.

Norbert Harms

The power of giving, is greater than the joy of receiving

Norbert Harms

A wise man accepts defeat, a fool accepts to defeat

Norbert Harms

Liberty does not hold back on ignorance, nor will arrogance insinuate equal

Norbert Harms

it doesn't matter, if you're on a dirt road, just follow it, you'll hit some asphalt again

Norbert Harms

There is nothing in your life, worth enough, not doing it.

Alexandre Dumas

Love is the most selfish of all the passions.

Lydia Davis

There seemed to be three choices: to give up trying to love anyone, to stop being selfish, or to learn to love a person while continuing to be selfish.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

You will think me cruel, very selfish, but love is always selfish; the more ardent the more selfish. How jealous I am you cannot know. You must come with me, loving me, to death; or else hate me, and still come with me, and hating me through death and after. There is no such word as indifference in my apathetic nature.

P.G. Wodehouse

If there is one thing I dislike, it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine.

Harry S. Truman

Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.

Richelle E. Goodrich

It's not my job to make you happy. It's your job to learn that only those who quit selfishly seeking their own happiness find it.

Alberts Bels

Bet vai mēs visi neesam savtīgi? Domāja Strūga. Vai arī es nestrādāju tāpēc, ka mana personiskā ādere mani dzen? Vai es darbā vispirms nerodu personisku interesi un pēc tam tikai sabiedrisko? Darbā vispirms es atrodu savu prieku.

Nella Larsen

It was only that she wanted him to be happy, resenting, however, his inability to be so with things as they were, and never acknowledging that though she did want him to be happy, it was only in her own way and by some plan of hers for him that she truly desired him to be so.

Prem Prakash

Relinquishing selfish wants, one is free to allow others to travel their own paths under the will of God. (18)

Craig D. Lounsbrough

It is, I think, a far lesser offense to blatantly ignore God’s directions for our lives rather than arrogantly think ourselves shrewd enough to be able to bend them to our liking without breaking them and therefore breaking ourselves.


Selfishness is a bad habit. That’s why I always rationally think through my decisions to act without regard for others.

Christopher Hitchens

We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid.

Derek Landy

It all depends on what people you're talking about helping. That's the wonderful think about just about every religion on the planet - they're all so incredibly selfish.

Charles F. Glassman

Why is it that self-confidence is so often cocky and self-assured so often selfish? Neither has to be true. Having confidence doesn’t require being superior over another and being self-assured doesn’t require taking advantage of another.

Craig Mercier

Those are who are selfish are rewarded for being nice. Those who truly care about others feel a smile in return is all the reward they need.

Heather Chapple

Women who say that they have met the most amazing guy in the world are only saying that because they haven’t lived with them yet.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A man is not for you when all he knows is to slam your back on the bed and ram into you like a wild fool. The interested ones are the ones so interested that they become very interested in only interesting things about you.

A.J. Darkholme

If your heart, mind, and actions are selfish, they will ultimately divide you, others, or entire [establishments]. When motivation is pure and selfless, it will result in helping bring others together.

Ayn Rand

One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one’s own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns and derives from love.

Christine Morgan

Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn't make me mean, selfish, or uncaring because I don't do things your way. I care about me too.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Our true self is made manifest in love.. Lailah Gifty Akita
Our true self is made manifest in love.

Unarine Ramaru

The sad reality of Mankind: Faith is the currency people trade in, through their ego and selfish ways.

Ashish Patel

Failure doesn't means falling down; it means hiding somewhere to safeguard own interest.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Fear says that what God has called me to is blatantly impossible. Selfishness says that the cost is unacceptably prohibitive. My humanity harbors other lesser agendas that seduce me to my own death. And I would be wise to believe none of it.

Donald Miller

Jesus had no regard for the lifeboat politics you and I live within every day.

Thomas Jefferson

That liberty [is pure] which is to go to all, and not to the few or the rich alone. (to Horatio Gates, 1798)


Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.

Eleanor Roosevelt

When will our consciences grow so tender that we are moved to prevent suffering, not just avenge it?

John Kenneth Galbraith

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness... &
... Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

Abraham Lincoln

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." &
“These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people”
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President George Washington

As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

Hubert H. Humphrey

The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life – the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.

Leonard Bernstein

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.

Alan Bennett

To read is to withdraw.To make oneself unavailable. One would feel easier about it if the pursuit inself were less...selfish.

George MacDonald

The love of our neighbor is the only door out of the dungeon of self, where we mope and mow, striking sparks, and rubbing phosphorescences out of the walls, and blowing our own breath in our own nostrils, instead of issuing to the fair sunlight of God, the sweet winds of the universe.


[Y]ou possess all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, crossgrained nature and the language of the market-place. In you all is united which is needful for governing.

Shannon Celebi

She also understood there was a hole in her heart where her son should be, that she was a wicked, selfish woman for wishing him back.

Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Are you willing to nourish your heart with love; then your selfishness will starve to death.

Muhammad Imran Hasan

We Are Always Scared of Wild Beasts, Yet We Are Unaware About The Wildest Beast Within Us Which Does More Harm Than The Ordinary One....

Angelica Hopes

A true generous heart can never revolve majorly with monetary skills nor business acumen nor cunning mind.

Fulton J. Sheen

Wars come from egotism and selfishness. Every macrocosmic or world war has its origin in microcosmic wars going on inside millions and millions of individuals.

Zarina Bibi

As long as greed is the root of all evil, there will not be peace.
Get rid of selfishness and greed too will disappear.

Stephen Kendrick

Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.

Stephen Kendrick

Nobody knows you as well as our spouse. And that means no one will be quicker to recognize a change when you deliberately start sacrificing your wants and wishes to make sure his or her needs are met.

Bryant McGill

Maybe you receive pain selfishly - thinking only of yourself. The cycle of pain wounds every participant.

Bryant McGill

Avoiding pain causes endless suffering for you and others. Avoiding pain is really selfishness.

Donna Lynn Hope

You don't build a family by tearing down another one.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

After our loved one dies: we cry, not because they left; but because they left us.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Being a 'good' parent is more about the parent, and, less about the 'supposedly-could-have-been-bad' child.

Khaled Hosseini

He had the blue kite in his hands; that was the first thing I saw. And I can't lie now and say my eyes didn't scan it for any rips.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Contrary to popular opinion, we are all a vast brotherhood of human beings whose very survival hinges not on what we keep, but on what we give. And it is in the giving that we not only survive to live another day, but we thrive to celebrate another day.

Alexandre Dumas

Oh, mankind, race of crocodiles! How well I recognize you down there, and how worthy you are of yourselves!

Marquis De Sade

Self-interest lies behind all that men do, forming the important motive for all their actions; this rule has never deceived me

Gene Wolfe

People don't want other people to be people.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Most people are far too much occupied with themselves to be malicious.

Donna Lynn Hope

It's way too easy to see the real face of a person. They're amiable and full of pretense when they want something from you, but the minute you don't give in, back away or put yourself first (like they do) is the minute they show you who they really are.

Tim Crawshaw

Because of the value placed on individual materialistic success in our society, we are surrounded by people primarily interested in getting something from others. Their attitudes are characterised by selfishness and a lack of empathy for others.

A.J. Darkholme

What you withhold in this life will be withheld from you in the next.

Enock Maregesi

Maskini mwenye pesa nyingi ni tajiri bahili. Tajiri mwenye mifuko iliyotoboka ni tajiri badhiri.

Enock Maregesi

Mtu anayesema pesa haijampa furaha hana nia ya kusaidia watu.

Enock Maregesi

Heri kuishi kama maskini mwenye pesa nyingi kuliko tajiri mwenye mifuko iliyotoboka, kuliko kusema mbele za watu kwamba pesa haijakupa furaha. Wengi hupata jeuri ya kusema hivyo kutokana na umaskini wa watu wanaowazunguka.

Enock Maregesi

Toa msaada katika jamii iliyosaidia kukulea ulipokuwa mdogo.

Solange Nicole

Everyone wants a piece of you. The trick is what piece to give.

Albert Einstein

Am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure personages is the only thing that can lead us to find ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always irresistibly tempts its owner to abuse it.

Norbert Harms

Righteous moves,
Invigorating spirits,
Sharing believes, and
Empowering, just one
let's you RISE, above all.

Norbert Harms

A friend is always good to have, but difficult to be.

Norbert Harms

if you don't know what to do, do something, and if you know, don't do something.

Norbert Harms

Life is colorful, but B&W is just as beautiful

Ian McEwan

...children are at heart selfish, and reasonably so, for they are programmed for survival.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Most parents are not really ‘supportive’ because they want their kid(s) to succeed; they ‘support’ their kid(s) as an attempt to avoid appearing to have bred a failure, or, failures … in the eyes of their peers and/or neighbours.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Selfishness is the unwillingness to give up your soul for the rehabilitation of your future.

Cole Ryan

You might have good, moral efforts of working hard and earning money in order to help feed the poor or something along those lines - and then you get the money you’ve been seeking and you see and feel and taste how sweet it is and you only want more and more and more for…yourself.

Money corrupts its own intentions.

Steven J. Carroll

Now, he'd loved money for money's sake. He loved the feel of it, not only in his hands, but also in his heart.

Enock Maregesi

Wanaume hujiua kwa sababu ya fedha. Wanawake hujiua kwa sababu ya mapenzi.

Panthera Tigrisi

Wanaume wanaojiua kwa sababu ya mapenzi ni wanawake; wanawake wanaojiua kwa sababu ya fedha ni wanaume.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't ever feel sad about who you are. Don't wish to be a daughter or son to a wealthy home, just because you think you're poor. Look! Everybody's poor, i discovered it when i realized that its not everything that President Barrack Obama has.

Randy Alcorn

God comes right out and tells us why he gives us more money than we need. It's not so we can find more ways to spend it. It's not so we can indulge ourselves and spoil our children. It's not so we can insulate ourselves from needing God's provision. It's so we can give and give generously (2 Corinthians 8:14; 9:11)

Lailah Gifty Akita

Self care, self love.
Self esteem, self confidence

Seth Adam Smith

When we're constantly thinking about ourselves, our world shrinks.

Frank Jymz

When feels that someone puts you aside,
sometimes thinks in an act of selfishness
but always its really to have afraid of something worst.

Samuel Johnson

There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.

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