Quotes and Sayings about Selfishness

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

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

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on June 30, 2013

Being unappreciated is a sign of selfishness.

Relationships aren’t designed for selfish individuals.

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

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

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


It is impossible to be both selfish and happy.

Love is the most selfish of all the passions.
Alexandre Dumas

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

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

In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.
– David Mitchell

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

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

Selfishness Stops The Flow Of Blessings To You and Others.
– Brenda Johnson Padgitt


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

Selfish people only have themselves in the end.

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

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

Each one of us is selfish, including me.
Santosh Kalwar

Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect.
George Sand

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

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

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


Some people they only remember me when they are broke, hungry and need shelter.

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

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.
– Robert Heinlein

Selfishness is a bad habit. That’s why I always rationally think through my decisions to act without regard for others.
– Bauvard

Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness.Listen to it carefully.
Richard Bach

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