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It's good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power.
To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness. Though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can't be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.
Childlessness doesn't make people selfish; selfishness makes people selfish.
If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love.
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.
Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.
People have evolved into something selfish, greedy and intolerant. People are unaccepting, because of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation... I've seen it in punk clubs, and I've seen it in the world.
I would not be a good mother. I mean, I love being an aunt to my niece and nephew. And I used to want to, like, adopt 10 kids - because I had friends who were adopted, and I thought that was the coolest thing, to be chosen. But again, my job is too selfish.
A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
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.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
People are so docile right now. It is almost as if good government means when the politicians lie to us for our own good, for the public good, and bad government is when politicians lie for their own selfish interests.
Be incredibly, ruthlessly selfish with your equity.
I've come to the point in my life where I encourage young Native Americans to become much more selfish about their personal needs and wants.
Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears.
Science is a victim of its own reductive metaphors: 'Big Bang,' 'selfish gene' and so on. Richard Dawkins' selfish gene fitted with the Thatcherite politics of the time. It should actually be the 'altruistic gene,' but he'd never have sold as many books with a title like that.
It's hard to get people to overcome the thought that they have to take care of themselves first. It's hard to get players to give in to the group and become selfless as opposed to selfish.
When you go out there and do the things you're supposed to do, people view you as selfish.
I believe in aliens. I think it would be way too selfish of us as mankind to believe we are the only lifeforms in the universe.
I do this for the sake of myself. It's a selfish process. I don't really have any expectations from anyone for your comments or your reviews or your previews.
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.
C. S. Lewis
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Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity.
Honore de Balzac
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