Put me second and I'll make you nonexistent.
Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope for a cure.jane austen
There can be no Good Will. Will is always Evil; it is persecution to others or selfishness.william blake
Selfishness and demagoguery take advantage of liberty. The selfish hand constantly seeks to control government, and every increase of governmental power, even to meet just needs, furnishes opportunity for abuse and stimulates the effort to bend it to improper uses.charles evans hughes
Selfishness is the making a man's self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doth.
Selfishness does not mean only to do things for one's self. One may do things, affecting others, for his own pleasure and benefit. This is not immoral, but the highest of morality.Ayn Rand
Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonour'd and unsung.walter scott
Thus suicidal selfishness, that blights The fairest feelings of the opening heart, Is destined to decay, whilst from the soil Shall spring all virtue, all delight, all love, And judgment cease to wage unnatural war With passion's unsubduable array.Percy Bysshe Shelley
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
Chacun chez soi, chacun pour soi.
Where all are selfish, the sage is no better than the fool, and only rather more dangerous.james anthony froude
Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.
The very heart and root of sin is in an independent spirit. We erect the idol self; and not only wish others to worship, but worship ourselves.richard cecil
If we desire to do what will please God, and what will help men, we presently find ourselves taken out of our narrow habits of thought and action; we find new elements of our nature called into activity; we are no longer running along a narrow track of selfish habit.james freeman clarke
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
Show me the man who would go to heaven alone if he could, and I will show you one who will never be admitted there.owen feltham
Alas! how many souls there are full of self, and yet desirous of doing good and serving God, but in such a way as to suit themselves; who desire to impose rules upon God as to His manner of drawing them to Himself. They want to serve and possess Him, but they are not willing to be possessed by Him.françois fénelon
The selfish man cuts away the sand from under his own feet, he digs his own grave; and every time, from the beginning of the world until now, God Almighty pushes him into the grave and covers him up.charles henry fowler
O Lord, self-renunciation is not the work of one day, nor children's sport; yea, rather in this word is included all perfection.thomas à kempis
I am not sure that it is best for us, once safe and secure on the Rock of Ages, to ask ourselves too closely what this and that experience may signify. Is it not better to be thinking of the Rock, not of the feet that stand upon it?elizabeth payson prentiss
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
It is self-love and its offspring self-deception, which shut the gates of heaven, and lead men, as if in a delicious dream, to hell.christian scriver
Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.charles haddon spurgeon
If we look only to self even in spiritual things, it is still selfishness though possibly on a somewhat higher plane than before.
"Why did you build this thing with only one seat?" "'Cause last time I checked, I only have one butt."LEGO Batman