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Definition of Self-Interest

Self-Interest

  1. Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.

Self-Interest Quotations

It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.
Chanakya

People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something 'larger.' Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we 'get.'
Arlie Russell Hochschild

We must keep on trying to solve problems, one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of confidence and cooperation, at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest.
Lester B. Pearson

Self-interest makes some people blind, and others sharp-sighted.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Self-Interest Translations

self-interest in Swedish is egennytta
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