Quotes and Sayings about Selfishness

Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.
Brad Pitt

I think I have a better sense of my weaknesses – being self-important, selfish and having a big ego probably triggers all the other stuff. I can see myself more clearly.
K.D. Lang

Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.
Gordon B. Hinckley

A child fish asks mother fish, ‘Mother, why cannot we live on the Earth?’ Mother fish replied, ‘Dear… it is not the place for fish, it is the place for selfish’.
Santosh Kalwar

That which is selfish is immoral, and that which is unselfish is moral.
Swami Vivekananda

You, who are impatiently waiting to be recognized and honored for your work, have you yourself ever bothered to search for others who deserve to be recognized and honored for their work?
Boghos L. Artinian

Selfishness is making someone else responsible for your deeds.

Selfish people wouldn’t have it any other way.
Alan Robert Neal

I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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

Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If you live your life as if everything is about you. You will be left with just that. Just you.

Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot I only exist to you when you need something.

Relationships aren’t designed for selfish individuals.

Selfish people only have themselves in the end.

Happiness doesn’t come through selfishness, but through selflessness. Everything you do comes back around.

It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.

If you’re gonna be selfish then don’t expect people to be there for you when you need someone.

Most people are only concerned with their own heart, they don’t care if they break yours.

It is impossible to be both selfish and happy.

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

Generosity is produced by the heart, selfishness is approved by the mind.
Dr T.P.Chia

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

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

The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds some important benefit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Charity does not like arithmetic; selfishness worships it.
Mason Cooley

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

Each person sweeps the snow before his own door, and never minds the frost on another family’s roof.

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.
– Robert Heinlein

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Napoleon Hill

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