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  • Lawana Blackwell
    Lawana Blackwell
    English writer 1952-
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    Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
  • Betty Friedan
    Betty Friedan
    American feministisch writer 1921-
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    A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred - that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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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.
  • Thornton T. Munger
    Thornton T. Munger
    American scientist and environmentalist 1883-1975
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    Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
  • Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    Abbott Eliot Kittredge
    American minister 1834-1912
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    A love to Christ which is so cowardly and selfish that it is unwilling to proclaim by a public confession its faith in Him who hung before all the world crucified for sinners, is a love which is hardly worth the name.
    Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    A woman asking ''Am I good? Am I satisfied?'' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    American Author 1906-
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    After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.
  • Ralph Ransom
    Ralph Ransom
    American art painter
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    All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
  • Berthold Auerbach
    Berthold Auerbach
    German-Jewish poet and author
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    All men are selfish, but the vain man is in love with himself. He admires, like the lover his adored one, everything which to others is indifferent.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery.
  • Walter Lippmann
    Walter Lippmann
    American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
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    Corrupt, stupid grasping functionaries will make at least as big a muddle of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers can make of capitalism.
  • Every day 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 that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
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