Quotations The Best Quotes About Selfishness  

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A list of the best selfishness quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous selfishness quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic selfishness quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational selfishness quotes from that same writer.

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He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives.

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He who is wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package.

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I've given up reading books. I find it takes my mind off myself. Oscar Levant

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No man will work for your interests unless they are his. David Seabury

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How a sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! He is his own exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated in him as his only duty, Charles Lamb

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Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it. Doug Horton

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As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision. Helen Keller

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Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish. William Makepeace Thackeray

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Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust, just as the embryo rests deep within the womb, wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.

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

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If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it. Arthur Schopenhauer

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In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called, licking the earth. Malcolm Muggeridge

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Lovers never get tired of each other because they are forever talking about themselves. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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"There must be love, and understanding, to betray. Most men haven't the wit or the honor for betrayal: not to know it when they see it; not the stomach to apprehend it as they do it. Most men, blind and dumb in their self-centeredness, don't betray: they merely disappoint." Janet Morris