63+ Best Selfishness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Selfishness is the quality of thinking only of your own advantage. Inspirational selfishness quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Most Famous Selfishness Quotes

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Oscar Wild

Do you even remember the person she actually was? Do you remember how she could be a selfish? That was part of her, and you used to know it. It’s like now you only care about the Alaska you made up

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully. Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

For the most part people are not curious except about themselves

Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Fairies are vain, selfish creatures. You may have noticed I drained all the fountains and the birdbaths outside. When they are full, the fairies assemble to stare at their reflections all day

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

Man serves the interests of no creature except himself

Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race. William E. Gladstone

And now we come to one of the nastiest things in this story. Up to that moment Edmund had been feeling sick, and sulky, and annoyed with Lucy for being right, but he hadn’t made up his mind what to do. When Peter suddenly asked him the question he decided all at once to do the meanest and most spiteful thing he could think of. He decided to let Lucy down

Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.

Most of us were simply wrapped too tightly in the grip of summit fever to engage in thoughtful reflection about the death of someone in our midst

Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles. Harry S. Truman

I think it’s something about the inevitability. How nothing can keep them apart not her selfishness, or his evil, or even death, in the end

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

It’ll do thee good to wait on thysen a bit.

Selfish people tend to only be good to themselves then are surprised when they are alone. Steve Maraboli

Dear Scarlett! You aren’t helpless. Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless

It is interesting how the selfish, the ignorant, and the constantly angry all tend to be the same person. Wayne Gerard Trotman

I bite my lip, feeling inferior. While I’ve been ruminating on the availability of trees, Peeta has been struggling with how to maintain his identity. His purity of self

Selfishness keeps man blind through life. Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Bowl of Saki

Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It’s a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves. Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare

Perhaps part of being less offendable is seeing the human heart for what it is, Untrustworthy. Unfaithful. Prone to selfishness. Got it. Now we don’t have to be shocked

The poison of selfishness destroys the world. Catherine of Siena

Her words stayed with him. For as long as he could remember, he had focused on himself, what he wanted, and how he’d get it

Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant. Madame Roland

I find that the moment I let a woman make friends with me, she becomes jealous, exacting, suspicious, and a damned nuisance. I find that the moment I let myself make friends with a woman, I become selfish and tyrannical. Women upset everything.

You can’t expect to have a deep relationship with a shallow person. Doe Zantamata

Oh! But he was a tight fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner

Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back. Michael Bassey Johnson

Sir! You are crazy with greed. There is no one on earth that would buy that fool Thneed!

Selfish a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their power of sacrifice. George Eliot

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either

A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. Benjamin Franklin

Anything or anyone that asks you to be other than yourself is not holy, but is trying only to fill its own need

Selfishness is when you only remember a friend if you need something from them

Self care is never a selfish act  it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others

The most selfish people are the ones who do not love themselves. Nikolai Berdyaev

Then, he thought, how soon he’d turn his back upon the old school house; snap his fingers in the face of Hans Van Ripper, and every other niggardly patron, and kick any itinerant pedagogue out of doors that should dare to call him comrade!

The real measure of selfishness is by asking a person how much he is willing to sacrifice.

It doesn’t matter how much you love someone, you are never going to be what that person wants you to be

Intensely selfish people are always very determined as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others. Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szallas

This miserable fate Suffer the wretched souls of those, who liv’d Without or praise or blame, with that ill band Of angels mix’d, who nor rebellious prov’d Nor yet were true to God, but for themselves Were only

No man is more cheated than the selfish man. Henry Ward Beecher

And we needed that money so badly at the time, the whole family was elated. But Kota kept almost all the money for himself

What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man. Herbert Spencer

Suddenly those stares made sense. My intentions didn’t matter. They didn’t know I didn’t want this. In their eyes, I was a threat. And I could see they wanted me gone

Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot. Richelle E Goodrich

When she was angry her little eyes flashed blue. When she hated anybody, they shone yellow and green. What they looked like when she loved anybody, I do not know; for I never heard of her loving anybody but herself, and I do not think she could have managed that if she had not somehow got used to herself.

Better not to plant seeds of selfishness than try to eradicate them once they have grown into giant weeds. Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion

From now on I’m thinking only of me.

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

Selfishness is the root and source of all natural and moral evils. Nathaniel Emmons

Your time is important, your energy is finite, and your attention is precious, so value who and where you spend it accordingly. You are the only one who can set those kinds of expectations and teach people how to treat you. Be selfish, and I promise everyone will benefit

Selfishness creates greed and greed destroys the soul. Zarina Bibi

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Selfishness stops the flow of blessings to you and others. Brenda Johnson Padgitt

I am a totally selfish human being.  I never do something for somebody else but that I do it for myself.  And as I grow through love, so grows my joy, ever more present, ever more constant

In an individual, selfishness uglifier the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction. David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

It is not selfishness or unselfishness that distinguishes love from non love; it is the aim of the action

Selfishness is weakness. But loving and caring for others is a position of power beyond anything we can possibly imagine. Joel Osteen

The problem of reconciling human suffering with the existence of a God who loves, is only insoluble so long as we attach a trivial meaning to the word love and look on things as if man were the center of them