We are survival machinesrobot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment. Richard Dawkins
The Selfish Gene, ch.2.
Ihave precious little sympathy for theselfish proprietyof civilized man, and if awarof racesshould occurbetween the wild beasts and Lord Man, I would be tempted to sympathise with the bears. John Muir
A Thousand-Mile Walkto theGulf, ch.5,'Through Florida Swamps and Forests' (published1916).
In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being. Robert Louis StevensonSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Virginibus Puerisque,'Virginibus Puerisque', pt.1.
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