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 weakness. But loving and caring for others is a position of power beyond anything we can possibly imagine. Joel Osteen
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith
Selfishness is a swamp that sucks in all and gives out nothing. John Thornton
If you seek in the spirit of selfishness, to grasp all as your own, you shall lose all, and be driven out of the world, at last, naked and forlorn, to everlasting poverty and contempt. Jonathan Edwards
Selfishness is a gift of nature. Unselfishness is an accomplishment. Joseph Mayer
Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you. Karl Lagerfeld
Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. Khalil Gibran
The man who is a slave to selfishness, could look calmly on the wreck of nature, and the crush of worlds, if it would add one item to his wealth. Levi Carroll Judson
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate. Michael Jordan
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Oscar Wilde
There is no such thing as low-cost Christianity. Following Jesus means swimming against the tide, renouncing evil and selfishness Pope Francis
Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Richard Bach
It is in fact the height of selfishness to merely consume what others create and to retreat into a shell of limited goals and immediate pleasures. Robert Greene
How much that the world calls selfishness is only generosity with narrow walls. Thomas Wentworth Higginson