Quotes by selfishness

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  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
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    Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. When alive, would not have contributed.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
    Henry Ward Beecher
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    Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
  • Israel Zangwill
    Israel Zangwill
    British writer 1864-1926
    Israel Zangwill
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    Selfishness is the only real atheism; unselfishness the only real religion.
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
    Jane Austen
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    Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Slavery is founded on the selfishness of man's nature - opposition to it on his love of justice. These principles are in eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
  • William Howard Taft
    William Howard Taft
    American politician, judge and President of the United States 1857-1930
    William Howard Taft
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    Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
  • Cecil J. Sharpe
    Cecil J. Sharpe
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    The aim of morality is to give people a standard of action and a motive to work by which, they will not intensify each person's selfishness, but raise them up above it.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
    John Kenneth Galbraith
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    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.
  • Bernard Mandeville
    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
    Bernard Mandeville
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    This laudable quality is commonly known by the name of Manners and Good-breeding, and consists in a Fashionable Habit, acquir'd by Precept and Example, of flattering the Pride and Selfishness of others, and concealing our own with Judgment and Dexterity.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees Remark C, p. 69
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Scottish Economist 1723-1790
    Adam Smith
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    To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
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    We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense.
  • Helen Keller
    Helen Keller
    American writer 1880-1968
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    As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
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