Selfishness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old selfishness quotes, selfishness sayings, and selfishness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself. Henry Ward Beecher
The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love. James Allen
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Oscar Wilde
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either. Erich Fromm
A selfish man is a thief. Jose Marti
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. Jane Austen
Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race. William E. Gladstone
Selfishness is the biggest form of helplessness as it makes the person blind so much that he fails to search his true self for being always in the lurch. Anuj Somany
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's. Richard Whately
Selfishness is the root and source of all natural and moral evils. Nathaniel Emmons
Selfishness, if but reasonably tempered with wisdom, is not such an evil trait. Giovanni Ruffini
Selfishness is the making a man's self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doeth. John Owen
Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant. Don Miguel Ruiz
Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love. Nathaniel Hawthorne
The force of selfishness is as inevitable and as calculable as the force of gravitation. Hailliard
SELFISH, adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others. Ambrose Bierce
Selfishness is blind. Mahatma Gandhi
Selfishness creates greed and greed destroys the soul. Zarina Bibi
Selfishness stops the flow of blessings to you and others. Brenda Johnson Padgitt
The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds some important benefit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. Napoleon Hill
Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice. Herbie Mann
Thorough selfishness destroys or paralyzes enjoyment. A heart made selfish by the contest for wealth is like a citadel stormed in war, utterly shattered. Henry Ward Beecher
Selfishness is the grand moving principle of nine-tenths of our actions. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Take the selfishness out of this world and there would be more happiness than we should know what to do with. Henry Wheeler Shaw
Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption. Sri Guru Granth Sahib
People wrapped up in themselves make very small packages. Jessica Kennedy
Selfishness and self-absorption are deadly charm-exterminators. Loretta Young
Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect. George Sand
Selfishness, when it is punished by the world, is mostly punished because it is connected with egotism. Sir Arthur Helps