37 Selfish Quotes That Would Make Think

Posted on February 5, 2020Comments Off on 37 Selfish Quotes That Would Make Think

Being selfish is an attribute no one wants to be associated with. Selfishness is redefined as holding one’s self-interest as the bases for decision making. We will agree that naturally, humans are selfish. Most of us have just learned to curb it. Going through these quotes, you will realize that being selfish may not be so bad after all. Some of the quotes highlight the importance or the need to be selfish and to be okay with it. Here are all the selfish quotes you need.

Selfish Quotes

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” — Unknown

“That man who lives for self alone, lives for the meanest mortal known.” — Joaquin Miller

“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” — Jane Austen

“You will think me cruel, very selfish, but love is always selfish; the more ardent the more selfish. How jealous I am you cannot know. You must come with me, loving me, to death; or else hate me, and still come with me, and hating me through death and after. There is no such word as indifference in my apathetic nature.” — Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla

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“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.” — Helen Keller

“Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.” — Stephen Kendrick

“If there is one thing I dislike, it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine.”  — P.G. Wodehouse

“Teamwork: I love the idea of all for one — especially if that one is me.” — Jarod Kintz

“No man will work for your interests unless they are his.” — David Seabury

“If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” — Oscar Wilde

“Selfish people lost so much in life, because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets.” — Unknown

“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.” — Oscar Wilde

“Selfish people are in a way terribly capable of great loves.” — Scott Fitzgerald

“Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.” — Henry Ward Beecher

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“They, the selfish ones, are like spiritual lame people who use other beings as crutches to walk on the path of life. And they are the Blind of Spirit who never find Love, because they do not know how to love and do not let themselves be loved.” — Ivan Figueroa Otero

“There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.” — Daniel Smith

“It is the ignorant person who seeks his or her own ends at the expense of the greater whole. It is the ignorant person, therefore, who is the selfish person. The truly wise person is never selfish.” — Ralph Waldo Trine

“A person is called selfish, not for pursuing his or her own good, but for neglecting his or her neighbor’s.” — Richard Whatly

“Selfish people are, by definition, those whose activities are devoted to bringing themselves happiness. Yet. . . these selfish people are far less likely to be happy than those whose efforts are devoted to making others happy.” — Bernard Rimland

“Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.” — William Cowper

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.” — Paulo Coelho

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.” — Erich Fromm

“A selfish man is a thief.” — Jose M

“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.” — Ayn Rand

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“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky,

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” — Albert Camus

“If there is one thing I dislike, it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine.” — P.G. Wodehouse,

“Perhaps what I am about to say will appear strange to you gentlemen, socialists, progressives, humanitarians as you are, but I never worry about my neighbor, I never try to protect society which does not protect me — indeed, I might add, which generally takes no heed of me except to do me harm — and, since I hold them low in my esteem and remain neutral towards them, I believe that society and my neighbor are in my debt.” — Alexandre Dumas,

“It’s way too easy to see the real face of a person. They’re amiable and full of pretense when they want something from you, but the minute you don’t give in, back away or put yourself first (like they do) is the minute they show you who they really are.” — Donna Lynn Hope

“Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant.” — Don Miguel Ruiz

“If all the people in this world, in which we live, were as selfish as a few of the people in this world, in which we live, there would be no world in which to live.” — L. Orme

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