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
Next to the ministry I know of no more noble profession than the law. The object aimed at is justice, equal and exact, and if it does not reach that end at once it is because the stream is diverted by Selfishness or checked by ignorance. Its principles ennoble and its practice elevates.william jennings bryan
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
I firmly believe that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and Selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and every thing that is contrary to God's law, the Holy Ghost will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and self-seeking and pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God; and I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him when he is full already with something else.dwight l. moody
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
Adultery is a meanness and a stealing, a taking away from someone what should be theirs, a great Selfishness, and surrounded and guarded by lies lest it should be found out. And out of meanness and Selfishness and lying flow love and joy and peace beyond anything that can be imagined.rose macaulay
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.
We are too much haunted by ourselves; we project the central shadow of ourselves on every thing around us. And then comes in the gospel to rescue us from this Selfishness. Redemption is this to forget self in God.frederick william robertson
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.