A Quote by Kedar on nobility, selfishness, man, purity, action, happiness, god, vanity, uqv theory, and philosophy

Every noble action is selfish. Some selfish actions are nobler than others. But they are all selfish. And as such there can be no action purely noble anyway. Even the nobility in God's great philosophical intentions is bounded by his vanity.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by dani on self love, love, selfishness, missing, trust, interest, and heart

You can never truly love anyone else until you love yourself.  Until you really love yourself, your love for others is purely selfish.  It is an attempt to fulfill the missing part of you with whatever you enjoy about them.
Therefore, I cannot trust others who don't love themselves to truly have my best interests at heart.
~Danielle Marie Crume

Danielle Marie Crume


Contributed by: Aham Prema

A Quote by unknown on self-absorption and selfishness

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.


Source: author unknown

Contributed by: Serenity2007

A Quote by Ashtavakra Gita on stillness and selfishness

Even when he is still,
The selfish man is busy.

Even when he is busy,
The selfless man is still.

Ashtavakra Gita

Source: The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita, Pages: 56 ch18 The Master vs29

Contributed by: gotjosh

A Quote by sam harris on love, selfishness, and happines

There is a circle here that links us to one another: we each want to be happy; the social feeling of love is one of our greatest sources of happiness; and love entails that we be concerned for the happiness of others. We discover that we can be selfish together.

sam harris

Source: The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Pages: 186-187

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Don Miguel Ruiz on selfishness, poverty, abundance, and love

Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Source: The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship (Toltec Wisdom Book)

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Raphie on fame, wealth, selfishness, and selflessness

He said "What did fame ever do for me? I'm still broke!" I said "What did your fame ever do for anyone else?"

Raphie Frank

Contributed by: Raphie

A Quote by Sri Guru Granth Sahib on ego, selfishness, oneness, and peace

Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib


Contributed by: Dhyana

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on joy, life, purpose, force of nature, selfish, and selfishness

This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Kent Nerburn on leadership, power, selfishness, and politics

… Good leaders wait to be called and they give up their power when they are no longer needed.  Selfish men and fools put themselves first and keep their power until someone throws them out.  It is no good to have a way where selfish men and fools fight with each other to be leaders, while the good ones watch.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads With an Indian Elder, Pages: 178

Contributed by: HeyOK

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