Quotes by selfishness
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American self-help author 1883-1970
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
American church figure and author 1951-
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
English essayist 1775-1834
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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
English poet and critic 1772-1834
All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.
American Protestant clergyman 1891-1968
Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
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
American writer 1817-1862
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.
American president 1856-1924
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
American diarist 1848-1892
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
American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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.
Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
American football player 1980-
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.
Anglo-Irish Novelist 1899-1973
Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.
English writer 1904-
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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