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Definition of Self-Interest

Self-Interest

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

Self-Interest Quotations

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

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

Adam Smith pointed out that there were three things that make us more prosperous, in a general sort of way: freedom to pursue our own self-interest; specialization, which he called division of labor; and freedom of trade.
P. J. O'Rourke

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Enlightened self-interest from those involved in hydrocarbons should lead to the support of technologies enabling the clean use of hydrocarbons, such as carbon capture and storage, and not to the defence of deniers and cranks.
Nicholas Stern
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Self-Interest Translations

self-interest in Swedish is egennytta
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