To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
Selfishness is the greatest sin. It constrains the heart. It separates man from man. It makes him greedy. It is the root of all evils and sufferings. Destroy selfishness through selfless service, charity, generosity and love.
The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds some important benefit.
No man is more cheated than the selfish man.
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
Selfishness is the dynamo of our economic system… which may range from mere petty greed to admirable types of self-expression.
A man is called selfish, not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting the neighbor’s.
Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live. It is asking others to live as one wishes to live.