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Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It's a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated.
Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.
I like kindness. Who doesn't? Life is definitely too short for self-centered, abusive people.
We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.
It's good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.
We've had a major shift in what truth is and where it comes from. We've gone from being God-centered to self-centered, from being objective to being subjective, and from being internal to external.
I think that in today's world, by nature, we are all self-centered. And that often leads to selfishness.
I was brought up not to be selfish or self-centered. So if you play somebody who isn't so lovable, you can play that person and no one will turn on you. I don't want to play that person in real life. Because then people won't like me so much.
If we live a self-directed, self-motivated, self-centered life, always needing to get our own way, then we're going to be miserable. In fact, many times we believe it's our problems that are making us unhappy when, in reality, it's because we're focused on ourselves!
I was a little self-centered gutter punk in the early 1980s and all I wanted to do was diss everybody.
Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.
Nothing about the priesthood is self-centered. The priesthood always is used to serve, to bless, and to strengthen other people.
David A. Bednar
Why are young adults so self-centered and always seeking instant gratification? Because older adults, often in positions of power, paint them that way.
I don't know if it's ever OK for someone to be selfish. Perhaps there's a time and place to be self-centered, but I think selfish never wins the race.
Self-centered leaders manipulate when they move people for personal benefit. Mature leaders motivate by moving people for mutual benefit.
John C. Maxwell
The more self-centered and egotistical a guy is, the better ballplayer he's going to be.
Self-hatred and self-love are equally self-centered.
The flesh, or human nature, is generally lazy and self-centered.
I'm still pretty self-centered, greedy and angry.
Obama's foreign policy is strangely self-centered, focused on himself and the United States rather than on the conduct and needs of the nations the United States allies with, engages with, or must confront.
As artists, it's tempting to forget the audience's needs. Too often, we're self-centered and self-indulgent in what we share with the world. We're prideful, only showing what we deem as perfect or what we think our peers will respect.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
I don't want to tell your story because you're a insensitive, self-centered moron. I've told a lot of stories about young people, and I always feel there's hope.
The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea.
Actors are inherently self-centered.
It's self-centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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