Quotes by selfishness

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  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
    American church figure and author 1951-
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    Prayer busters (causes of unanswered prayer) are prayerlessness, unconfessed sin, unresolved relational conflict, selfishness, uncaring attitudes, and inadequate faith.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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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,
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless; it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
  • Doug Horton
    Doug Horton
    American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
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    Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    But as to women, who can penetrate the real sufferings of their she condition? Man's very sympathy with their estate has much of selfishness and more suspicion. Their love, their virtue, beauty, education, but form good housekeepers, to breed a nation.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    By avarice and selfishness, and a groveling habit, from which none of us is free, of regarding the soil as property, or the means of acquiring property chiefly, the landscape is deformed, husbandry is degraded with us, and the farmer leads the meanest of lives. He knows Nature but as a robber.
  • Woodrow Wilson
    Woodrow Wilson
    American president 1856-1924
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    Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
  • Alice James
    Alice James
    American diarist 1848-1892
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    How sick one gets of being ''good,'' how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
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    Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
  • Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson
    American football player 1980-
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    One of the biggest things we have to be able to do is to handle conflict and handle it correctly. We're able to look at our biases, look at our frustration, look at our sin in this area, our pride and our selfishness. It allows us to move forward.
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth Bowen
    Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-1973
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    Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.
  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
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