Selfishness Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Selfishness quotes and Selfishness sayings, and Selfishness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Selfishness is one of the more common faces of pride. ‘How everything affects me’ is the center of all that matters – self-conceit, self-pity, worldly self-fulfillment, self-gratification, and self-seeking."

"There are points in your life, especially if you have creative ambitions, where selfishness is necessary."

"We found evolution will punish you if you’re selfish and mean. For a short time and against a specific set of opponents, some selfish organisms may come out ahead. But selfishness isn’t evolutionarily sustainable."

"Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless."

"Sometimes you have to be selfish to get what you want and move forward in life."

"The man who lives by himself and for himself is apt to be corrupted by the company he keeps."

"Those who do not hate their own selfishness and regard themselves as more important than the rest of the world are blind because the truth lies elsewhere."

"He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies."

"It is selfishness which is the cause of most of our misery. It is as a cankering disease."

"Selfishness is really self-destruction in slow motion."

"The most difficult thing for us seems to be to give of ourselves, to do away with selfishness. If we really love someone, nothing is too difficult for us to do for that individual. There is no real happiness in having or getting unless we are doing it for the purpose of giving it to others. Half the world seems to be following the wrong scent in the pursuit of happiness many think it consists of having and getting and being served, when really happiness is found in serving others."

"The hardest work you and I will ever do is to put off our selfishness. It is heavy lifting!"

"We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive."

"Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself."

"Selfishness at the expense of others’ happiness is demonism."

"I think that in today’s world, by nature, we are all self-centered. And that often leads to selfishness."

"Selfishness and self-absorption are deadly charm-exterminators."

"Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect."

"Selfishness, when it is punished by the world, is mostly punished because it is connected with egotism."

"A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses."

"Selfishness is the grand moving principle of nine-tenths of our actions."

"Take the selfishness out of this world and there would be more happiness than we should know what to do with."

"Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption."

"People wrapped up in themselves make very small packages."

"Thorough selfishness destroys or paralyzes enjoyment. A heart made selfish by the contest for wealth is like a citadel stormed in war, utterly shattered."

"Selfishness creates greed and greed destroys the soul."

"Selfishness stops the flow of blessings to you and others."

"The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds some important benefit."

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."

"Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don’t have to sacrifice."

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