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Definition of Selfishness

Selfishness

  1. The quality or state of being selfish; exclusive regard to one's own interest or happiness; that supreme self-love or self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness, without regarding those of others.

Selfishness Quotations

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Oscar Wilde

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Napoleon Hill

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith

As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Helen Keller
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Selfishness Translations

selfishness in German is Egoismus, Selbstsucht

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