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Selfish Quotes

Selfishness is one of the bad behaviors in our life. Selfish quotes are collection of quotes about that behavior. In some case, it’s better to be a selfish person but not the most of the cases.

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Quotes About Selfishness

“There is no room for selfish behaviour at Bayern.” ― Thomas Muller

“Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.” ― Erich Fromm

“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” ― Jane Austen

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” ― Oscar Wilde

it is asking others to live as one wishes to live

“The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.” ― Chadwick Boseman

“To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.”― Albert Camus

“People are so selfish. Those you help are the ones who turn against you.” ― Munshi Premchand

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

“I write from my life, my experience. I’m selfish that way.” ― Pink

“The sad thing is most people have to check with someone before they do the things that make them happy. We’re all passing through; the least we can do is be happy, and the only way to do that is by being selfish.” ― Gene Simmons

“Every action that we take has some motivation of either being selfish or altruistic. All that adds up.” ― Adam Yauch

“It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.” ― Adrian Grenier

“I am in love with girls that are bad and naughty and badass, and a little selfish, but I like to watch from a respectful distance!” ― Dreama Walker

“It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.” ― Hugh Hefner

“Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.” ― Stephen Kendrick

“Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

“It is the ignorant person who seeks his or her own ends at the expense of the greater whole. It is the ignorant person, therefore, who is the selfish person. The truly wise person is never selfish.” ― Ralph Waldo Trine

“I was a personality before I became a person – I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy and driven.” ― Barbra Streisand

“For me, to say I want to go to sleep and retire and prepare for my afterlife, I think that is very selfish.” ― Mahathir Mohamad

“To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.” ― Stefan Sagmeister

“I know that love is real when it’s not convenient, when it’s not selfish, when it’s challenged, sometimes even if it’s not reciprocated.” ― Viola Davis

“Every forward is selfish, and any forward who tells you he is not selfish is a liar.” ― Luis Suarez

“You get to a point where you get tired of being stupid and selfish and not being honest with yourself.” ― Alex Rodriguez

“You can’t be faulted for being selfish if you’re going to get better because of it.” ― Jerry Lewis

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” ― Michael Jordan

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

“Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.” ― Richard Dawkins

“People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.” ― James Bovard

“If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love.” ― Sadhu Vaswani

“You have this one life. If you keep being selfish and unkind, it’s going to come back to you.” ― Clemantine Wamariya

“The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.” ― Pope John Paul II

“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes… we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions – especially selfish ones.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Some people are selfish in all of their relationships. Those people are called sociopaths.” ― Adam Grant

“It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre

“I cannot accept this country being destroyed by selfish people who only think about themselves.” ― Mahathir Mohamad

“Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.” ― Edward Albert

Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless

“Millennials are often portrayed as apathetic, disinterested, tuned out and selfish. None of those adjectives describe the Millennials I’ve been privileged to meet and work with.” ― Chelsea Clinton

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.” ― Andrew Jackson

“Sure, I have friends, plenty of friends, and they all come around wantin’ to borrow money. I’ve always been generous with my friends and family, with money, but selfish with the important stuff like love.” ― Richard Pryor

“There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.” ― Daniel Smith

“The reason I play music is to touch people – for selfish reasons, as well. It feels good to make someone else feel something, whether it’s a kiss, a painting, good idea or it’s a song.” ― Dave Matthews

“I’m just selfish. I have to be for what I do.” ― Shia LaBeouf

“I’ve come to the point in my life where I encourage young Native Americans to become much more selfish about their personal needs and wants.” ― Sherman Alexie

“A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.” ― Richard Whately

“The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.” ― Joel Osteen

“In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.” ― Iris Murdoch

“There is a difference between being self-interested and being selfish. I will never be selfish.” ― Abbie Hoffman

“Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don’t have to sacrifice.” ― Herbie Mann

“I would not be a good mother. I mean, I love being an aunt to my niece and nephew. And I used to want to, like, adopt 10 kids – because I had friends who were adopted, and I thought that was the coolest thing, to be chosen. But again, my job is too selfish.” ― Kelly Clarkson

“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.” ― Helen Keller

so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.

“We are all prone to be a little selfish, a little lazy.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

“It’s hard to get people to overcome the thought that they have to take care of themselves first. It’s hard to get players to give in to the group and become selfless as opposed to selfish.” ― Isaiah Thomas

“Socialism is the ideal state, but it can never be achieved while man is so selfish.” ― Annie Besant

“I think Jughead is a pretty trustworthy character – not only a narrator. I think he might be selfish, but he’s obviously selfish, and that is comforting to me. I also think he has a really strong moral fiber and a propensity for good, and he tries to cultivate that in other people.” ― Cole Sprouse

“It’s not a selfish desire, growing a beard, but maybe I need to not have the beard, and it’ll bring us more wins.” ― Eric Weddle

“In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power.” ― Pope Francis

“I am simple, complex, generous, selfish, unattractive, beautiful, lazy, and driven.” ― Barbra Streisand

“People think if you look after yourself you’re being selfish, you know.” ― Gisele Bundchen

“My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just and beautiful society.” ― Andrew Weil

“Now is the one time in my life I can be 100% selfish. I’m not married; I don’t have kids; I can focus on my career.” ― Kim Kardashian

“When you finally have kids, you realize how selfish you are. I think we are naturally selfish beings. When you have kids, that can kind of be a shock at first. I think just trying to make time for yourself is very hard. Especially now that I have 3, finding that time can be very difficult.” ― Kristin Cavallari

“In general, when it comes to AI, many of us subconsciously cling to the selfish notion that humanity is the endpoint of evolution.” ― Steve Jurvetson

“Anorexia taught me to love life and to realise that starving yourself to death is a bloody waste of time. It’s awful, and it hurts so many people around you. It’s a terribly selfish thing to do.” ― Celia Imrie

“We can all be self-destructive. I make terrible choices all the time. It’s uncomfortable to admit that you did a thing that was selfish and that you knew would hurt someone else.” ― Clare-Hope Ashitey

“With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.” ― Buddha

Selfish Quotes

“Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish.” ― Billy Graham

“All my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience. My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it.” ― David Bowie

“Every experiment, by multitudes or by individuals, that has a sensual and selfish aim, will fail.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Fragrance is a bit of a selfish gift because it’s comforting when you’re near someone and you recognize their smell.” ― Blake Lively

“The truth is, I think we are a self-less society, not a selfish society. Because we’re so busy now.” ― Phil McGraw

“I’ve never heard my dad say a bad word about anybody. He always keeps his emotions in check and is a true gentleman. I was taught that losing it was indulgent, a selfish act.” ― Hugh Jackman

“If you want to be a generous giver, you have to watch out for selfish takers.” ― Adam Grant

“I believe in aliens. I think it would be way too selfish of us as mankind to believe we are the only lifeforms in the universe.” ― Demi Lovato

“An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.” ― Clara Barton

“At first, learning to bake was purely selfish, but I quickly learned I can’t eat every batch of cookies myself, so I would bake and eat what I wanted and give the rest away. I fell in love with feeding others as much as I loved eating sweets myself.” ― Christina Tosi

“Patience is key. You can’t get selfish, and that’s the number one thing I’ve learned at WWE. The world continues to go round, and I just knew – given the right opportunity and the right moment – that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I’m great.” ― Sasha Banks

“It’s very true that you can be both selfless and selfish at the same time. What we tend towards, particularly in filmmaking, is this binary sort of, ‘This is a good guy, this is a bad guy.’ And I quite like the fact that life is a bit more complex than that.” ― Hugh Grant

“I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can’t be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.” ― Russell Brand

“If you are striving to have more happiness in your life, it helps to guide your mind towards starting to recognize what are selfish motivations and what are constructive motivations.” ― Adam Yauch

“I’m just a totally selfish worker bee creating my little mini projects.” ― David Shields

“The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.” ― Florence Nightingale

“I realized that you can achieve so much at the front of a stage, releasing the music yourself and being something more selfish than just the drummer.” ― Rex Orange County

“I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.” ― Harry Chapin

“I don’t like it when bands don’t want to play that one song everybody wants to hear. I think that’s cheating everybody, and I think it’s selfish of an artist to do that.” ― David Bryan

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

Selfish Quotes

“If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I’m definitely ruthless and selfish.” ― Nicole Scherzinger

“We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others.” ― Mortimer Adler

“The world is so competitive, aggressive, consumive, selfish and during the time we spend here we must be all but that.” ― Jose Mourinho

“I felt we must separate political responsibility. The Dalai Lama should not carry that burden. So that is my selfish reason – to protect the old Dalai Lama tradition. It is safer without political involvement.” ― Dalai Lama

“I like to delude myself that I’m in the old-Hollywood mode. I just tailor my clothes well and try to keep my skin clear. While it would be great to work out an hour a day, there is something inherently sort of selfish about it. I can’t do it.” ― Tina Fey

“My teammates trust me; they know I make the right plays. I’m not a selfish guy.” ― Kemba Walker

We’ve been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we’re conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that’s the right thing for society.” ― Bryan Cranston

“When a father puts in long hours at work, he’s praised for being dedicated and ambitious. But when a mother stays late at the office, she’s sometimes accused of being selfish, neglecting her kids.” ― Michelle Obama

“A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” ― Edmund Burke

“The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.” ― Charles Trevelyan

“I love real women that don’t have to be saints, who can be selfish and act out against their parents or like the wrong guy, because that’s life. That’s my life, at least.” ― Julie Plec

“Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing.” ― Herbie Mann

“I’m very independent, probably quite selfish, and like being able to disappear at the drop of a hat without having to explain myself – most men would find that a pain, wouldn’t they?” ― Maxine Peake

“The worst thing people ever say is that ‘I can’t afford to have kids!’ It’s selfish, and what infuriates me is when people say they can’t do stuff they like go on holidays and buy cars when they have kids. You can – you find the money, you’ve just got to work harder for it.” ― Tamer Hassan

“I’m not a selfish actor. I believe that it’s a team effort. You’re not in a scene by yourself.” ― Taraji P. Henson

“I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record what interests me and I do approach the stage shows in much the same way.” ― David Bowie

“We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.” ― Lord Byron

“God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.” ― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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