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#1. Every woman I have known has actually deepened my spiritual awareness. Even if I have been a selfish man and treated them badly ... There were two women, I won't name them, who had a powerful religious effect on me. The ancient idea of a muse is there. - Author: John Tavener
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#2. The happiest is the man who is not at all selfish. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#3. It's a difficult thing to be a man. To try to be noble and honorable in a world of conflict and strife. To distinguish selfish desire from sincere concern. To know when to fight and when to forfeit. - Author: Brownell Landrum
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#4. Let a man once overcome his selfish terror at his own infinitude, and his infinitude is, in one sense, overcome. - Author: George Santayana
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#5. With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone. - Author: Buddha
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#6. Every selfish man, strangely enough, becomes a self slayer - Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
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#7. Put into words by this selfish, well-fed, and supremely indifferent old man it suddenly became the Pharisaic voice of a society wholly absorbed in barricading itself against the unpleasant. - Author: Edith Wharton
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#8. Worship is at heart a person offered to God, claiming no rights, making no more selfish demands than a dead man does, but living fully, richly and wholly to God and by His power. - Author: Graham Kendrick
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#9. Babe, I'm too selfish a man to leave you, even if it's the right thing to do. I'm fucking addicted to you and there's nothing anybody can do that would make me give this up. I've decided. - Author: Michelle A. Valentine
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#10. I dont feel like I would be a good mentor. I dont know what I have to offer in that respect. I do this for pretty selfish reasons. - Author: Ryan Gosling
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#11. A mere literary man is a dull man; a man who is solely a man of business is a selfish man; but when literature and commerce are united, they make a respectable man. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#12. If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig. - Author: Woodrow Wilson
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#13. because I know I would do the best job. Maybe the only thing that's important to you is money, but that matters the least to me. Leaders care about the common good, not the self-interest of one selfish man. - Author: E.L. Todd
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#14. In that one glimpse of a better nature, born as it was in selfish thoughts, the rich man felt himself friendless, childless, and alone. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#15. A selfish basis would not serve the purpose of taking a man higher and higher along the paths of evolution. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#16. A man, if he be active and energetic, can hardly fail also, be he never so selfish, of benefiting the general public interest. - Author: Benjamin Butler
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#17. It took so long to find you ... and now I don't want it to change. I want it all set in amber. I want us and nobody else in the most selfish way you can imagine. I can't help it
I'm old-fashioned. I believe marriage is between a man and a man. - Author: Armistead Maupin
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#18. Personal prudence, even when dictated by quite other than selfish considerations, surely is no special virtue in a military man; while an excessive love of glory, impassioning a less burning impulse, the honest sense of duty, is the first. - Author: Herman Melville
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#19. He is altogether selfish, she thought in some surprise, the only man I have ever sat and talked to alone, and I am impatient; he is simply not very interesting. - Author: Shirley Jackson
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#20. Isn't Love the great facilitator of the Universe's creation according to the free will of man's mind which, if facilitated by a selfish being generates a hell, and by a loving being, a paradise? - Author: Ivan Figueroa-Otero
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#21. If not to shape me into a better man; a better husband, a better father, a better son, a better brother, a better friend ... then all of my experience, success, and education will have been a selfish waste. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#22. I have my opinions about the way my father was. But they are my opinions, not necessarily the truth, and they are certainly not the whole spectrum of what this man was going through. It's my young, selfish interpretation of that person. - Author: Dennis Christopher
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#23. Boys, be ambitious. Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man can be. - Author: William Clark
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#24. 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. - Author: Billy Graham
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#25. ... The Lord through His grace appeared to man, gave him the Gospel or eternal plan whereby he might rise above the carnal and selfish things of life and obtain spiritual perfection. But he must rise by his own efforts and he must walk by faith. - Author: David O. McKay
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#26. She wasn't a tragic widow, after all, just another woman betrayed by a selfish man. It was a smaller, more familiar role, and a lot easier to play. - Author: Tom Perrotta
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#28. The most altruistic man is the most selfish. - Author: Abraham Lincoln
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#29. You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself - without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat. - Author: Anonymous
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#30. The charlatan takes very different shapes according to circumstances; but at bottom he is a man who cares nothing about knowledge for its own sake, and only strives to gain the semblance of
it that he may use it for his own personal ends, which are always selfish and material. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#31. For purely selfish reasons, the old man had preserved what the rest of the world had destroyed. - Author: Nancy Farmer
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#32. For a man filled with a great, true and unselfish love, even if it be on one side only, there open horizons and possibilities and paths which are closed and unknown to so many clever, ambitious, and selfish men. - Author: Ivo Andric
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#33. He was stiff as a drum-major and selfish as an Englishman, but a fairly conscientious pupil and a fairly upright man. - Author: Anonymous
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#34. A man's sentiments are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim and adopt some other view. The best reforms are worked out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation of righteousness. - Author: Leland Stanford
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#35. I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope. - Author: Jerry Lewis
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#36. The selfish man cuts away the sand from under his own feet, he digs his own grave; and every time, from the beginning of the world until now, God Almighty pushes him into the grave and covers him up. - Author: Charles Henry Fowler
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#37. But I'm a selfish man. I've wanted you since you fell into my office. You are exquisite, honest, warm, strong, witty, beguilingly innocent; the list is endless. I'm in awe of you. I want you, and the thought of anyone else having you is like a knife twisting in my dark soul. - Author: E.L. James
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#38. The selfish man suffers more from his selfishness than he from whom that selfishness withholds some important benefit. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#39. What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man. - Author: Herbert Spencer
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#40. The Man who works for others, without any selfish motive, really does good to himself. - Author: Ramakrishna
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#41. Paradox is beloved of novelists. The despised savior, the humane whore, the selfish man suddenly munificent, the wise fool, and the cowardly hero. Most writers spend their lives writing about unexpected malice in the supposedly virtuous, and unexpected virtue in the supposedly sinful. - Author: Thomas Keneally
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#42. My father is a man with a great capacity for love and a huge heart, which has led him to be somewhat of a lothario, but at the same time, he's genuine. He's far more loving and kind than I could ever be. As selfish as he is, he is an extremely giving person. He's just 100 percent in every direction. - Author: Jake Busey
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#43. But any man who walks in the way of power and property is bound to meet hate. - Author: Zora Neale Hurston
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#44. Human ties are the greatest distorters of reality because they tend to conceal man's worst selfish instincts. - Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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#45. In proportion as a man is selfish, so far has he receded from the motive which constitutes virtue. - Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#46. I'm a selfish, little pig of a man. - Author: Lewis Black
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#47. 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. - Author: Billy Graham
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#48. Money appears to motivate only our interest in ourselves, making us selfish and self-centered ... Money makes people feel self-sufficient, which also means they don't need or care about others; it's each man for himself - Author: Margaret Heffernan
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#49. Man is known to be a selfish, as well as a social being. - Author: James Madison
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#50. What will a man not do when frantic with love? To what baseness will he not demean himself? What pangs will he not make others suffer, so that he may ease his selfish heart? - Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
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#51. Not by mere eloquence, nor by handsome appearance, does a man become good-natured, should he be jealous, selfish and deceitful. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#52. Indeed this gentleman's stoicism was of that not uncommon kind, which enables a man to bear with exemplary fortitude the afflictions of his friends, but renders him, by way of counterpoise, rather selfish and sensitive in respect of any that happen to befall himself. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#53. Socialism is the ideal state, but it can never be achieved while man is so selfish. - Author: Annie Besant
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#54. I've stabbed a man to death. Had sex with a stranger on camera. My soul was stained black with so many crimes, but I couldn't bear to watch him die. Maybe that made me a coward, worse than Vinny. He had been sadistic. I had been selfish. - Author: Lana Sky
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#55. In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being. - Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
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#56. Love wasn't a selfish thing. It was the kindest, most generous impulse a man could have. - Author: Susan Wiggs
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#57. Man liveth from hour to hour, and knoweth not what may happen; Influences circle him on all sides, and yet must he answer for his actions: For the being that is master of himself, bendeth events to his will, But a slave to selfish passions is the wavering creature of circumstance. - Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper
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#58. He was not an ill-disposed young man, unless to be rather cold hearted, and rather selfish, is to be ill-disposed ... - Author: Jane Austen
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#59. But why must man suffer and sacrifice for God? At the end of his suffering and sacrifice he will find that though he began to do so for God, it has proved to be for himself. It is the foolishly selfish who is selfish, and the wisely selfish proves to be selfless. - Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
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#60. In the first place, a man who can work for five days, or even for five minutes, without any selfish motive whatever, without thinking of future, of heaven, of punishment, or anything of the kind, has in him the capacity to become a powerful moral giant. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#61. Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#62. The small share of happiness attainable by man exists only insofar as he is able to cease to think of himself. - Author: Theodor Reik
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#63. Remember that the best and greatest among mankind are those who do themselves no worldly good. Every successful man is more or less a selfish man. The devoted fail ... - Author: Thomas Hardy
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#64. People talk of the courage of convictions, but in actual life a man's duty to his family may make a rigid course seem a selfish indulgence of his own righteousness. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#65. Old Mr. Rarx was not a pleasant man to look at, nor yet to talk to, or to be with, for no one could help seeing that he was a sordid and selfish character, and that he had warped further and further out of the straight with time. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#66. The man who is most aggressive in teaching tolerance is the most intolerant of all: he wants a world full of people too timid and ashamed to really disagree with anything. - Author: Criss Jami
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#67. She refuses to support the slogan - Men are equal to women - if this translates to her femininity being faded out or confused by trying to please a selfish idea of anyone wanting a woman to be both herself and a man. - Author: Gloria D. Gonsalves
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#68. All men are selfish, but the vain man is in love with himself. He admires, like the lover his adored one, everything which to others is indifferent. - Author: Berthold Auerbach
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#69. Nothing makes a man so selfish as work. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#70. A selfish man is a thief. - Author: Jose Marti
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#71. A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's. - Author: Richard Whately
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#72. I was given such a great gift. It's a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I'll be. I just want to be a better man. - Author: Jake Owen
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#73. There is no man at once so unselfish and selfish as a man in love. - Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
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#74. I can't stand Tiger Woods. He is the most selfish man I've ever played golf with. - Author: Stewart Rahr
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#75. A good man cares about others. A good man has not only selfish desires. He is not only centered in himself. A bad man has no concern for others. He has only selfish concerns. He is centered in his own world. - Author: Swami Dhyan Giten
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#76. Man is the most dangerous, destructive, selfish, and unethical animal on earth. - Author: Michael Fox
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#77. Kindly politeness is the slow fruit of advanced reflection; it is a sort of humanity and kindliness applied to small acts and every day discourse: it bids man soften towards others, and forget himself for the sake of others: it constrains genuine nature, which is selfish and gross. - Author: Hippolyte Taine
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#78. Man is an extremely complex creature: he usually acts in an unselfish manner for selfish reasons. - Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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#79. Every man has his own reason for every deed. Usually it is selfish. - Author: David Gemmell
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#80. Religion is about integration, about successfully bringing the selfish ego into line with the centre of the personality where God exists, as a divine spark, in every human being. Religion is about helping man to live in harmony with his true self and to become the person God's designed him to be. - Author: Susan Howatch
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#81. Magic is that paganistic reversal of the process of religion, in which man, instead of letting himself be used by God for the divine purpose, drags down his god to the level of a tool, which he uses for his own selfish purpose. - Author: Geerhardus Vos
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#82. Something in the humble voice must have touched Msimangu, for he said, I am not kind. I am a selfish and sinful man, but God put his hands on me, that is all. - Author: Alan Paton
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#83. Ray Leonard is more the family man, kind of quiet. He's not as outgoing as Sugar Ray Leonard. Sugar Ray Leonard was very determined, very focused, very outgoing and very selfish, if you will. There are two different individuals there. - Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
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#84. War seems to be ingrained in human nature, and even to be regarded as something noble to which man is inspired by his love of honor, without selfish motives. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#85. I'm a selfish prick, and I want to be the greatest fuck of your life and ruin you for every man who comes after me. But I'm not a mind reader, so I need some help. - Author: Cara McKenna
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#86. Man is essentially a selfish creature. The differences in the degree with which this developed are infinite. - Author: Samuel Freeman Miller
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#87. How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it. - Author: Adam Smith
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#88. No man is more cheated than the selfish man. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#89. The idea of Macbeth as a conscience-torm ented man is a platitude as false as Macbeth himself. Macbeth has no conscience. His main concern throughout the play is that most selfish of all concerns: to get a good night's sleep. - Author: Mary McCarthy
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#90. He was a selfish, pompous, egocentric, nasty man. She did not want to be married to him, but she did not want him to marry someone else. She did not want him, but she wanted him to want her. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#91. A broken women has nothing to offer a whole man. A broken man has nothing to offer a whole women. Why? The successful relationship is predicated on each person coming to the union to give, give, give ... this is the perfect formula for success! Broken people are needy and selfish!! - Author: Mz Liz
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#92. The abortionist I worked for, he's a very greedy man, a selfish man. - Author: Norma McCorvey
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#93. Do not cry for me, Azrael. Do not waste your tears. You made your decision. And this is mine. Sacrifice seems to be my destiny. A funny thing for a selfish man, isn't it? They always called me weak back then ... - Author: Melissa De La Cruz
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#94. God, I wanted to be forgiven, but an apology offered to a dead man is only a selfish apology to yourself. - Author: Sherman Alexie
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#95. Ironically, brothers and sisters, the natural man who is so very selfish in so many ordinary ways is strangely unselfish in that he reaches for too few of the things that bring real joy. He settles for a mess of pottage instead of eternal joy. - Author: Neal A. Maxwell
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#96. The really great man is often considered selfish by a large group of people who are connected with him and who feel that he might bestow upon them more benefits than he does. - Author: Wallace D. Wattles
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#97. The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies. - Author: Frances Wright
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#98. Each man seeks his own interest, not the general interest. Let his own selfish interests be touched, and all concord is at an end. - Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
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#99. I am selfish - you have already said so - and as a selfish man I think not of what others would do in my situation, but of what I intend doing myself.
Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (Kindle Locations 11677-11678). - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#100. Suffering, he thought later, could rob a man of his empathy, could turn him selfish, could make him depreciate all other sufferers. - Author: Eleanor Catton
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