The rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind, and?only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope for a cure.jane austen
Herbert Hoover with a smile, a cheerleader for Selfishness.Tip O'Neill
Collectivists would have you believe that individualism is merely another word for Selfishness, because individualists oppose welfare and other forms of coercive redistribution of wealth, but just the opposite is true. Individualists advocate true charity, which is the voluntary giving of their own money, while collectivists advocate the coercive giving of other people's money; which, of course, is why it is so popular.g. edward griffon
Beauty in this Iron Age must turn From fluid living rainbow shapes to torn And sootened fragments, ashes in an urn On whose gray surface runes are traced by a Norn Who hopes to wake the Future to arise In Phoenix -fashion, and to shine with rays To blast the sight of modern men whose dyes Of Selfishness and lust have stained our days...philip josé farmer
Selfishness is the making a man's self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doth.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.oscar wilde
Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unSelfishness, the only real religion.Israel Zangwill
The one passion of my life has been footballthe most exhilarating game I know, and the strongest protest against Selfishness, without sermonizing, that was ever put before a thoughtful people.
There is deliverance in store only for the man who gives up his Selfishness, and whose sole aim is to please the Lord and to do what is right in his sight.john calvin
At this season of the year we draw close to Good Friday. All the eyes of the world will turn back to "a green hill far away, without a city wall," where the founder of Christianity was crucified by those forces of Selfishness, greed, and lust for gain that are still at work in the world. It seems to me that unless we do something in Canada about the question of the export of war materials there will be another crucifixion - the crucifixion of a generation of young men, crucified upon a cross of nickel.tommy douglas
The inescapable fact is that when we build a society based on greed, Selfishness, and ruthless competition, the fruits we can expect to reap are economic insecurity at home and international discord abroad.tommy douglas
If you seek in the spirit of Selfishness, to grasp all as your own, you shall lose all, and be driven out of the world, at last, naked and forlorn, to everlasting poverty and contempt.jonathan edwards
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.william howard taft
Happiness is not an end it is only a means, and adjunct, a consequence. The Omnipotent Himself could never be supposed by any, save those who out of their own human Selfishness construct the attributes of Divinity, to be absorbed throughout eternity in the contemplation of His own ineffable bliss, were it not identical with His ineffable goodness and love.dinah maria mulock
Any opposition not based on rationalism or science or experience will one day or other, reveal the fraud, Selfishness, lies and conspiracies.periyar e. v. ramasamy
The greatest slave is not he who is ruled by a despot, great though that evil be, but he who is in the thrall of his own moral ignorance, Selfishness, and vice.Samuel Smiles
Commerce has set the mark of Selfishness, The signet of its all-enslaving power Upon a shining ore, and called it gold; Before whose image bow the vulgar great, The vainly rich, the miserable proud, The mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, And with blind feelings reverence the power That grinds them to the dust of misery. But in the temple of their hireling hearts Gold is a living god, and rules in scorn All earthly things but virtue.Percy Bysshe Shelley
We need leadership that can elevate religion and morality to their position of paramount importance and thus eliminate growing Selfishness, immorality and materialism.
Faced with problems and disappointments, many people will try to escape from their responsibility: escape in Selfishness, escape in sexual pleasure, escape in drugs, escape in violence, escape in indifference and cynical attitudes. But today, I propose to you the option of love, which is the opposite of escape.
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.
If we look only to self even in spiritual things, it is still Selfishness though possibly on a somewhat higher plane than before.
The fact is that sin is the most unmanly thing in God's world. You never were made for sin and Selfishness. You were made for love and obedience.
Day and night, and every moment, there are voices about us. All the hours speak as they pass; and in every event there is a message to us; and all our circumstances talk with us; but it is in Divine language, that worldliness misunderstands, that Selfishness is frightened at, and that only the children of God hear rightly and happily.
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