selfishness

A Quote by Horace Rutledge on generosity, people, selfishness, spirit, and world

When you look at the world in a narrow way, how narrow it seems! When you look at it in a mean way, how mean it is! When you look at it selfishly, how selfish it is! But when you look at it in a broad, generous, friendly spirit, what wonderful people you find in it.

Horace Rutledge

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A Quote by H.Jay Dinsah on action, selfishness, and words

Man must get his thoughts, words and actions out of this vast moral jungle. We are not predators. We are, hopefully, more than instinctive killers and selfish brutes. Why take such a dim view of our potentialities and capabilities?

H.Jay Dinsah (1933 -)

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on effort, government, laws, liberty, organize, selfishness, and society

Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

Source: Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1867

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A Quote by Harold E. Stassen on corruption, courage, goals, god, greed, selfishness, vision, wisdom, and world

There will be selfishness and greed and corruption and narrowness and intolerance in the world tomorrow and tomorrow's tomorrow. But pray God we may have the courage and the wisdom and the vision to raise a definite standard that will appeal to the best that is in man, and then strive mightily toward that goal.

Harold E. Stassen

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A Quote by Gustave Flaubert on good, happiness, health, losing, selfishness, and stupidity

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)

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A Quote by Granville Stanley Hall on education, failure, greed, heart, idealism, nations, problems, selfishness, service, survival, and world

Education has now become the chief problem of the world, its one holy cause. The nations that see this will survive, and those that fail to do so will slowly perish. . . . There must be re-education of the will and of the heart as well as of the intellect; and the ideals of service must supplant those of selfishness and greed.

Granville Stanley Hall (1844 - 1924)

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A Quote by Gordon B. Hinckley on absence, appreciation, beauty, concern, egotism, gratitude, ignorance, knowledge, mind, pleasure, selfishness, and ugliness

Absence of gratitude is the mark of the narrow, uneducated mind. It bespeaks a lack of knowledge and the ignorance of self-sufficiency. It expresses itself in ugly egotism and frequently in wanton mischief. We have seen our beaches, our parks, our forests littered with ugly refuse by those who evidently have no appreciation for their beauty. I have driven through thousands of acres of blackened land scourged by a fire evidently set by a careless smoker whose only concern had been the selfish pleasure gained from a cigarette.

Gordon B. Hinckley (1910 -)

Source: the Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by George Albert Smith on affliction, blessings, children, desires, duty, earth, enemies, faith, fatherhood, feeling, flattery, force, friendship, good, happiness, idealism, inspiration, jealousy, joy, life, love, mankind, needs, people, privileg

A PERSONAL CREED I would be a friend to the friendless and find joy in ministering to the needs of the poor. I would visit the sick and afflicted and inspire in them a desire for faith to be healed. I would teach the truth to the understanding and blessing of all mankind. I would seek out the erring one and try to win him back to a righteous and a happy life. I would not seek to force people to live up to my ideals, but rather love them into doing the thing that is right. I would live with the masses and help to solve their problems that their earth life may be happy. I would avoid the publicity of high positions and discourage flattery of thoughtless friends. I would not knowingly wound the feeling of any, not even one who may have wronged me, but would seek to do him good and make him my friend. I would overcome the tendency to selfishness and jealousy and rejoice in the successes of all the children of my Heavenly Father. I would not be an enemy to any living soul. Knowing that the Redeemer of mankind has offered to the world the only plan that will fully develop us and make us happy here and hereafter, I feel it not only a duty, but also a blessed privilege to disseminate the truth.

George Smith (1870 - 1951)

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A Quote by George S. Hilliard on force and selfishness

The force of selfishness is as inevitable and as calculable as the force of gravitation.

George S. Hilliard

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A Quote by George Crabbe on books, life, people, selfishness, sorrow, and yielding

This, books can do-nor this alone; they give New views to life, and teach us how to live; They soothe the grieved, the stubborn they chastise; Fools they admonish, and confirm the wise. Their aid they yield to all: they never shun The man of sorrow, nor the wretch undone; Unlike the hard, the selfish, and the proud, They fly not sullen from the suppliant crowd; Nor tell to various people various things, But show to subjects, what they show to kings.

George Crabbe (1754 - 1832)

Source: The Library

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