Selfish People Sayings and Quotes

Everyone likes to indulge and spoil themselves from time to time, but occasionally we can cross the line. Being selfish occasionally is excusable, but all the time is unacceptable. Rein in this flawed human urge with the collection of wise and humorous selfish people quotes below.

People don't want other people to be people. Gene Wolfe
Give me the luxuries, and anyone can have the necessaries. Oscar Wilde
We live in an age that reads too much to be wise, and thinks too much to be beautiful. Oscar Wilde
Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets… Their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming. Steve Maraboli
I am always thinking about myself, and I expect everybody else to do the same. That is what is called sympathy. Oscar Wilde
When we refer to selfishness, it's important to note that there are healthy levels of selfishness. In order to survive, we all need to maintain a certain level of self-care and self-concern. Selfishness only takes a turn for the worst when we begin to disregard the welfare of others in order to ensure our own happiness. Carla Loving
There are two kinds of people in the world; compassionate people and selfish people. Selfish people live on the dark side... But by being selfish, following your pleasures, always entertaining yourself with pleasure and buying things and doing stuff, you're always going to be unhappy. And the more you do it, the worse it gets. You finally get everything you want and you're miserable, because there's nothing at the end of that road. George Lucas
Some people know how to gain personal achievement but have no clue as to how to help others achieve theirs. While there are also some who know how to help others achieve theirs but are too selfish to share their information with anyone. They will even try to talk you out of the little you know and make it seem irrelevant. They are insignificant where your progress is concerned. Nadia McInnis
I have discovered that there are far more selfish people in the world than kind people. Do not put your future in the hands of any man. The Bible says that men kept talking about how good Jesus was but He never gave himself to them because he knew their hearts. Nadia McInnis
A thief's thoughts are focused on the bundle. Bengali Proverb
The rich are seldom remarkable for modesty, ingenuity, or humanity. Their wealth has rather a tendency to make them penurious and selfish. John Adams
As a nation we may take pride in the fact that we are soft-hearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed. We must always be wary of those who with sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal preach the "ism" of appeasement. We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
All sensible people are selfish, and nature is tugging at every contract to make the terms of it fair. Ralph Waldo Emerson
No man is more cheated than the selfish man. Henry Ward Beecher
Man seeks his own good at the whole world's cost. Robert Browning
The more selfish you are, the more involved life becomes. Thomas Merton
Perhaps one should not think so much of oneself, though it is an interesting subject. Norman Douglas
Selfish prosperity makes a man a vortex rather than a fountain; instead of throwing out, he learns only to draw in. Henry Ward Beecher
Egoism: measuring others by our likes and dislikes-not by their needs but by our preferences. A.R. Orage
Selfish man, who does not want to be selfish - that aspiration for something better, is of God. Worldly man, conscious of spiritual things - that consciousness is of God. Henry Ward Beecher
Selfish men may possess the earth, but it is the meed who inherit it, and enjoy it as an inheritance from their heavenly Father, free from all the defilements and perplexities of unrighteousness. John Woolman
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King Jr.
One suffers most who is most selfish. Taoist Saying
The selfish heart deserves the pain it feels. Edward Young
We must oppose the tendency towards selfish departmentalism by which the interests of one's own unit are looked after to the exclusion of those of others. Mao Tsetung
The selfish gene. They are in you and in me; they created us, body and mind; and their preservation is the ultimate rationale for our existence... they go by the name of genes, and we are their survival machines. Richard Dawkins
Envy and greed always-always-exact a terrible price. I have never met an envious or greedy person who was at peace. Billy Graham
From the beginning of time until the present moment, man's ungodly quest for power, his determination to use his gift of free choice for his own selfish ends, has brought him to the brink of doom. Billy Graham
Man is a rebel, and a rebel is naturally in confusion. He is in conflict with every other rebel. For a rebel by his very nature is selfish. He is seeking his own good and not the good of others. Billy Graham
No one is disgusted with his own bad smell. John Taylor Wood

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