Quotes on Selfishness
"There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up."
- Oscar Wilde
"Selfishness keeps man blind through life."
- Hazrat Inayat Khan
“Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.”
- Richard Bach
"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle."
"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."
- Napoleon Hill
“Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action.”
- Daniel Goleman
"If all the people in this world, in which we live, were as selfish as a few of the people in this world, in which we live, there would be no world in which to live."
- W. L. Orme
"Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others."