Selfish Quotes by John Henry Newman, Sarah Paulson, Aisha Tyler, Simon Sinek, Kathy Burke, Alastair Cook and many others.
You can’t worry about what people say
, but… People always
harp on athletes
being selfish individualists.
thing in the world I want to do is marry
. I am too selfish, but I won’t elaborate
Love isn’t one-sided
and selfish.It is full and generous and life-altering in the best of ways.Love does
not destroy, Gabriel
Maybe I’m being selfish, but I choose
you.” He leaned over, lips brushing
mine as he whispered, “I always choose you.
Evil isn’t a cosmological riddle
, only just selfish human
You have to be selfish to be an actor.
A lot of folks
would say that if I had been
more selfish with my bat, I would have had a much bigger average
. But that doesn’t worry me.
about me that’s selfish.
I am speaking
now of the highest duty
our friends, the noblest
, the most sacred
– that of keeping
their own nobleness, goodness
and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.
Selfishness must always be forgiven
you know, because there is no hope
of a cure
That’s the point of music, to not be selfish and to help other people, I think
Anorexia is such a self-consuming, selfish disease
. It’s all about you. Becoming a mother, all of a sudden it wasn’t about me anymore.
That we are selfish gives us
to gain the power so that, in time, we might
be selfless. To give back
what we have learned
. To teach what we know, and shorten the journey for those who will come after us.
I work very hard, but I also really enjoy
time with my family
as well. So I take everything as it comes, but I really am very selfish about my family time
Where all are selfish, the sage
is no better than the fool, and only rather
God would be
a very selfish god
if he gave
all the soul
to one race
. … When one sings
from the heart and it reaches another heart, that’s soul.
Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.
Maybe this is extremely
selfish of me, but I do things that I want to make and I don’t really care about anyone else when I’m thinking
about an idea.
It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen
to other people.
One of the worst
things sin did
for man was to make him selfish, for selfishness cannot love.
Self care isn’t selfish. It’s self esteem.
Writing is a demanding
profession and a selfish one. And because it is selfish and demanding, because it is compulsive
and exacting, I didn’t embrace
it. I succumbed to it.
When I can write
in a way where I feel like other people can relate
to it, and I can take it past being cathartic
just for me, that’s when I know I can share it. Otherwise, I’d just feel like it’s selfish.
True love is not selfish. In time it accustoms itself
to anything which secures happiness for its object
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid
on the part of the actor. It’s a gift
to the world and every
being in it. Don’t cheat
us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.
YouвЂ™re selfish and youвЂ™re cold, and IвЂ™m tired
of getting frostbite when I touch you. (Acheron)
My co-stars call me
selfish. They say you are only interested in yourself and what you are only interested is yourself and what you are doing in front
of the camera
. I reply
, I can’t help it; it’s what got me where I am.
Pat has been instrumental
in what we’ve done here
and the most selfish thing for me is that I want to see what we’ve done placed
in the hands of the most competent
person, and that’s Pat. No one would come close
to being able to continue
to build on what we’ve done here so far like he will.
In my final years in Green Bay
, when I wasn’t getting the ball
, people would ask
me why I never complained.
‘Because these guys are my family,’ I would say. ‘I’m not selfish. It’s not about me. It’s about these guys, my family, and winning championships together
People of delicate
health, selfish dispositions, and coarse minds
, can always bear
the sufferings of others placidly.
Nothing makes a man so selfish as work.
I want to show
the world that you do have some artists that are ready
to go to the next level
, and instead
of being selfish with their career
they’ll open up the door
to other people. I’m in a position
to open up the door to help other people do what I do.
I suppose that one of the reasons I wrote “In Contempt” was because of the money. After the trial
I came to realize
that there were things that I needed to do if I was to protect
myself and my family, so there were some selfish reasons
The best thing anyone can give to humanity
is God consciousness
. Then you can really give them something. But first you have to concentrate
on your own spiritual advancement
; so in a sense we have to become selfish to become selfless.
Human beings are selfish by nature. Everything that happens
to a child, you immediately
grab your own child and say, “I will never let that happen
Selfish people, with no heart to speak of, have the best time
is the man who is not at all selfish.
Democracies are slow
to go to war: Voters don’t want to sacrifice their children for the glory
of a selfish king
I don’t think a player like Messi
is a selfish player.
Corrupt, stupid grasping
functionaries will make at least as big
of socialism as stupid, selfish and acquisitive employers
can make of capitalism.
Love is an expression and assertion
, a response
to one’s own values
in the person of another. One gains a profoundly
personal, selfish joy from the mere existence
of the person one loves. It is one’s own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks
, earns, and derives from love.
I try to be careful
not to put the cart
before the horse
. I try not to create comedy
for other comedians
to like. I want everybody to like it. I want audiences
to like it, but I also want comedians to like it. I’m selfish. I want everybody to laugh
If I had children, I would be very selfish. I wouldn’t be out doing things. But by not having kids
, it makes me freer
the world and talk about things I feel are important.
to think you had to be very selfish, but as I get older my views on life change.
People have become so selfish that they no longer
care for others, or anything other than their own welfare
People misjudge it sometimes and think I’m selfish or I’m quiet
or I’m rude
because I don’t talk.
It is easy to love friends and sweethearts. This is selfish love. Higher love embraces enemies and all ugly
people. The highest love doesn’t see goodness or badness
at all. One should even love warmongers
, bad food producers
gave Himself in unselfish service. He taught
that each of us should follow Him by denying
ourselves of selfish interests in order to serve
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.
I think I was a pretty selfish athlete
I was really conflicted. I had always planned
to help the world. Instead, I was going to become an actress
? That seemed
like such a selfish thing to do.
at a snail
‘s pace. Those who want to do good are not selfish, they are not in a hurry
, they know that to impregnate people with good requires a long time
It astounds us to come upon other egoists, as though we alone had the right to be selfish, and to be filled
This is a speculating and selfish age; and to think ‘money will answer all things
,’ is too much the characteristic
I knew that the UFC and that mixed martial arts
was going to prosper because I was extremely selfish and cocky
, and I thought: ‘Hey, if I like it, everyone’s gonna
like it.’ Well, it came to fruition
, and I chose a character that was not a far departure
from myself at all.
Even if all we have is a little, the Lord desires us to be joyfully generous, so that He will have for His church an abundance
for every good work
. Let us not be selfish or deceived
by money. In a real sense, money is not a blessing
; it’s a test
I think there are different kinds
. I think there are venal elites, and self-interested elites, and selfish elites, and I think there are visionary
I sometimes will be very shut off from everybody. I can be very pettish and sometimes not available when you need me. At those times, I’m very selfish and worrying
about my own problems.
Sometimes the coaches tell
me to be selfish, but my game won’t let me
We should say to God as we mingle
with our dear
ones each day
, “God, give them each Thy blessing. They need it, because they live with me, and I am very selfish and unwilling to sacrifice very much for them, although I do love them.
Florey was not an easy personality. His drive and ambition were manifest
from the day he arrived
… He could be ruthless and selfish; on the other hand
, he could show kindliness
, a warm
humanity and, at times, sentiment
and a sense of humour
Be not selfish in your doings
: pass it on.
I’m trying to teach people not to be selfish. That’s the thing. If you have a good thing
share it. Of course we’re not in a sexual
The only thing I think about is helping
the team, respecting
all my team-mates, not being selfish.
, we are selfish. When listening to a story, we think of the significance
of our character in that story.
There’s little things
like that, that we paid
a lot of attention to. We don’t always know how to bond
together to get help or to do something, and our attempts
are often awkward
, selfish or weird
. We talked
a lot about how to open things up.
If you want to be a generous giver
, you have to watch out for selfish takers
The selfish man suffers
more from his selfishness than he from whom
that selfishness withholds some important benefit.
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner
. A pattern
is set up and soon
becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands
and one person always giving way
When I was at Pixar
, I was in my hole. I was an animator
, I had my shots
and I was like, “Yeah
, I’ve gotta
make this perfect!” It’s a very selfish thing.
We’re often ashamed
of asking for so much help because it seems selfish or petty or narcissistic
, but I think, if there’s a God – and I believe there is – that God is there to help. That’s what God’s job is.
She’s an idiot
. She’s looking at life through a selfish, lusty haze
All of the things that the bible
warns you of being: jealous, covetous, murderous, selfish, etc., that’s kind of how humans
It’s just really frustrating
how people are just so selfish in this industry
. It makes me very angry.
Creativity is very selfish. Scandalously so, in fact
Writing is a cop-out. An excuse
to live perpetually in fantasy land
, where you can create, direct and watch the products
of your own head. Very selfish.
People say I’m selfish. There might be some truth to that.
I pass through many Me’s in the course of my day, each one
selfish with his time. The Lying-in-Bed me and the Enjoying-the-Hot-Shower
Me are particularly
selfish. The Late Me loathes the pair
I just don’t like greedy, indifferent
, selfish lawyers
. And there are not that many of them.
I am being selfish here by saying
this, but I believe ‘Barfi!’ helped
me the most. It got me recognition
If this is going to be a Christian
nation that doesn’t help the poor
we have to pretend
that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge
that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit
that we just don’t want to do it.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born
selfish. Let us understand
what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset
their designs, something that no other species
has ever aspired to do.
You don’t make me feel like you
used to. That’s why I’m leaving
That’s why people leave each other They come to their senses
and get selfish again.
I’m used to living alone
, and I like it that way. You become so selfish living alone…I’d make a terrible husband anyway
I’ve been a pretty selfish mom and a very unselfish athlete for about three years
now and it’s time to put my family first
. It’s probably time to move
Anyone who does anything for pleasure to indulge his selfish soul will surely burn
and selfish interest characterizes most men, whereas
ambition characterizes men who pursue
and hold national office
. Such men rise from the people through a process of self-selection, since politics is a dirty business
that discourages all but the most ambitious.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
There is no hell
like that of a selfish heart, and there is no misfortune
so great as that of not being able to make a sacrifice. These two
thoughts come to me strongly this morning
. It is something to have learned these truths
so that we can never again doubt them.
I think we all have a selfish gene
to the top, sometimes. But then we’re also all capable
of a sudden magnanimity.
I’m just selfish. I have to be for what I do.
The one thing
I’ve learned about this sport is that it’s OK to be selfish at times.
Anybody who’s ever mattered
who’s ever been happy, anybody who’s ever given any gift into the world has been a divinely selfish soul, living for his own best interest. No exceptions
Not everyone is selfish in fashion
. There are people who go to bed feeling good
about themselves and then spread the love.
You seem cynical
because you’re always talking
about that selfish behavior that’s dressed up
as altruism. It doesn’t mean there isn’t altruism. It just means that it’s harder
to make jokes
I’m not a selfish person, I don’t think.
We look at death from the selfish side, like: “That guy died
. Oh, it’s so sad
.” Why is it sad? He’s away from all of this bad stuff
that’s here on Earth. I mean, at the worst, he’s just somewhere
quiet, no nothing. At best, he’s an angel
… or he’s a spirit somewhere. What is so bad about that?
Purely altruistic behavior is pretty much impossible because of the selfish pleasures we derive
Things change; your priorities
change in life. So I’d never think of riding
Day now, because I’ve got two kids, and it’s selfish.
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive
in others, and no one is without himself.
I think if we want to find happiness by finding
a life partner
, then it’s a little selfish. You should be complete within yourself, so that when you’re in a relationship, you can give out happiness rather than expect
Some people are selfish in all of their relationships
. Those people are called sociopaths.
We keep on being told that religion
, whatever its imperfections
, at least instills morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence
that the contrary
is the case and that faith causes
people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above
all, more stupid.
I am a great motivator. I have struggles
in my life, and the only way I can push
through them is to motivate
others. It really is quite selfish.
The main problem I always have with multiplayer is that human beings
are grabby, entitled
, selfish, ugly, stupid, evil cockstoppers.
I always said if it gets to a point where I really want a child, I would adopt
; kids are amazing, so I’m getting the selfish stuff out of my system so when I have them I can say, ‘Go, run. I have plenty
of money, go play.’
The truth is
, I think we are a self-less society, not a selfish society. Because we’re so busy now.
We are built
as gene machines
machines, but we have the power to turn against our creators
. We, alone on earth, can rebel
against the tyranny of the selfish replicators.
Count your blessings
for selfish reasons! Psychological studies
show that people who are aware
of their blessings and feel grateful for them live longer than non-grateful people, have fewer medical
problems such as hypertension
, earn more and achieve
Since all motives at bottom are selfish and ignoble
, we may judge
acts and qualities only be their effects
Anyone as selfish and determined as you are is never helpless.
If you’re not selfish enough
to want to feel good
, then you can’t connect with the energy that is your Source which does always feel good.
If the people are to be the final tribunal
then they must vote
for what is right rather than according to their own selfish interests, else we are treading
I’ve never been a selfish player. I’ve never been able to just say I am going as well. I’ve always thought about the team first
Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel
If you think taking
care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.
I wanted to create a heroine
that was flawed
. I wanted her to be a real person
. She’s selfish, she’s childish
, she’s immature and because I’m doing a three-book arc
I really played
that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed
with her at times.
become less selfish. You can’t be the biggest
person in the world anymore-they are. [Motherhood] really grounds
is selfish, and any forward who tells you he is not selfish is a liar.
Man liveth from hour to hour, and knoweth not what may happen; Influences circle
him on all sides, and yet must he answer for his actions: For the being that is master
of himself, bendeth events
to his will, But a slave to selfish passions
is the wavering creature
I’m not a selfish player; it’s about our team.
No man will work for your interests unless they are his.
To be stupid, and selfish, and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness.
But I do think I’m quite a selfish performer
in the sense that I’m not one of those that’s like ‘Hey, come on everybody lets sing along
‘ you know that kind of thing.
I genuinely believed
no one would want to marry me
. I am difficult to live with. I’m selfish, quite weird and I need time on my own to think – and then I work all night
long. That is difficult for someone to deal
with. And it would drive me mad
– I could never be my own girlfriend
Young women especially have something invested
in being nice
people, and it’s only when you have children that you realise you’re not a nice person
at all, but generally a selfish bully
In general, when it comes to AI, many of us subconsciously cling
to the selfish notion that humanity is the endpoint of evolution.
Never trust a sentimentalist. They are all alike, pretenders
to virtue, at heart selfish frauds and sensualists.
some sort of control over others is the secret
motive of every selfish person.
You know, we’re often ashamed of asking for so much help because it seems selfish or petty or narcissistic, but I think, if there’s a God — and I believe there is — that God is there to help. That’s what God’s job is.
I put all of my energy into building
the game and giving women opportunities
and, to put everything into it and then to be deemed selfish or not a good team
player or outspoken
, it’s been hard. But at the same time, I’m going to get the critics
and I know that.
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
I guess you could say that no matter what the characters are enduring
, I try to make them retain
their humanity. Their self-absorbed, grouchy
, selfish, aggravating
Great leaders have to know when to divide
that line from being selfless to being selfish, and he perfectly
chose the time to be selfish and made plays
We, alone on earth, can rebel against the tyranny of the selfish replicators.
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn’t commit myself all the way to my marriage and family
, because I would have given up
more. And I didn’t go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder
where my career would be if I was more selfish.
Your father always suspected that being pretty-minded is simply the natural state
for most people. They want to be vapid
and lazy and vain
вЂ”Maddy glanced at TallyвЂ”and selfish. It only takes a twist
to lock in that part of their personalities
. He always thought that some people could think their way out of it.
Savage and furious nations
, perpetually at war, adore
, under diverse
names, some God, conformable to their ideas, that is to say, cruel, carnivorous, selfish, blood-thirsty.
So often do you see collegians enter
life with high resolve and lofty purpose and then watch them shrink
and shrink to sordid, selfish, shrewd
plodders, full of distrust
addicts, when they are in their addiction, are selfish.
But the reality is we often become our kindest
, most ethical
selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first.
To love is to value. Only a rationally selfish man, a man of self esteem, is capable of love – because he is the only man capable of holding firm
, unbetrayed value. The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone
I just make music that I love. I’m kind of selfish when I make music. I’m like, ‘Do I like this?’
I feel like God has intrusted a lot into me and I don’t want to sit on it and be selfish. I want to think long term
on how we can help this next generation
of Christian filmmakers to make a big impact
Remember,’ she’d tell her staff
, ‘every customer wants to feel like a princess
, and princesses are selfish and overbearing
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself
than others with a good motive.
We don’t have selfish guys here, which sometimes leads to problems.
You have to understand: the narrative
that people have about business and capitalism is that they are fundamentally
selfish, greedy, and exploitative. Of course, I don’t agree
with that narrative.
… mystery deep
as the sea, You could give me
no greater gift than the gift of Yourself. For You are a fire
and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills
I just try to find ways to love the people that I’m around. It’s hard sometimes because I’m selfish and I want to focus inwardly but when I can fight
against that and look at other people’s needs, it’s really a stark contrast
to what people are used to in such a selfish environment.
I’m very selfish! I’m only thinking about how I would look in clothes, and not how we as a society might appear in those clothes.
I’ll do whatever I need to. I’m not selfish.
How I wish
I could hug
everyone and tell them that it’s okay
. It’s okay to be scared
and angry and hurt and selfish. It’s part of being human
My son’s the most precious
thing to me: He’s changed me from being selfish to selfless.
If he doesn’t follow through
with actions, he’s either selfish or a liar. Neither makes him sound
like The One, does it?
All men are selfish, but the vain man is in love with himself. He admires, like the lover his adored
one, everything which to others is indifferent.
Each man seeks his own interest, not the general interest. Let his own selfish interests be touched
, and all concord
is at an end.
I like working with kids because I enjoy seeing the looks on their faces
and, it’s kind of selfish, I want a future audience.
control over your health and well-being
is one of those times in your life that you get to be completely selfish and not feel bad about it. If you want to meet your goals, you have to make it about you. You have to make it work for you and you alone. Anything less is a setup
And, selfish and scared, I wonder how much
more he has to give.
Grief and disappointment
are like hate: they make men ugly with self-pity
and bitterness. And how selfish they make us too.
It’s kind of selfish to say that you’re only going to fight for a victory
that you will live to see.
About when to let others sacrifice themselves for you, even if its selfish. They say that if the sacrifice is the ultimate way for that person to show you that they love you, let them do it.
Selfishness is one of the qualities apt
Have I ever hated
anyone? Higuain – but he surprised
me after getting to know him. No. 9s are selfish, they do a different job, but he has a generous, playful
side. He’s a demanding guy because you have to be pamper him, motivate him. He needs affection to feed the incredible potential
Children are contemptuous
, irritable, envious
, selfish, lazy, flighty, timid, liars
and hypocrites, quick to laugh and cry, extreme in expressing
joy and sorrow, especially about trifles
, they’ll do anything to avoid pain but they enjoy inflicting it: little men already.
is impatient. It’s random
. And above all it’s selfish. It tears down everything just for the sake of change, feeding on itself in constant
hunger. But Chaos can also be appealing
. It tempts you to believe that nothing matters
except what you want.
as a man is selfish, so far has he receded from the motive which constitutes virtue.
The selfish thing about an athlete is you always look at the side of things where you say I could’ve done that better.
Selfish isn’t a dirty word. It means we take care
of ourselves and are able to give back.
Let’s be real
get a bad rap in the media
. We’re talking Vanilla
Rap’ bad. More often than not, they’re either pop lockin’ Soul Train
-style after learning they aren’t the father, or they’re selfish man-children who have more toys
than brain cells
People are so selfish. Those you help are the ones who turn against you.
Remember that no matter how selfish, how cruel, how unfeeling
you have been today, every time you take a breath
, you make a flower
When you’re a driver
, you are very selfish and you only need to focus on your own performance
because ultimately, it’s your name on the side of the car.
Religion! Is what you hear at church religion? Is that which can bend
and turn, and descend
, to fit every crooked phase
of selfish, worldly society, religion?
I live, if there isn’t a restaurant
I want to go to of a certain type
, then I open it. That’s all. For selfish reasons.
Prayer is not the cunning
art of using
God, subjecting Him to one’s selfish ends in an effort to get out of Him what you want.
You’ll be a good parent
when you’re ready to no longer be selfish. Until I was about 35, it was all about me. I look back and I’m astonished
at how I lived
my life – it was totally
All kids are selfish. I wanted to do homework
and do my thing and call my agent
. My mother’s needs weren’t in my mind at that moment
I have to switch
my own mentality
into a winning mode, not playing for myself or trying to be selfish.
We’ve all met a certain type of spiritual person
. She’s a wonderful person
. She loves the Lord. She prays and reads
the Bible all the time. But all she thinks about is herself. She’s not a selfish person. But she’s always at the center of everything she’s doing.
What makes me a selfish player? Because I shoot
the ball? I’m supposed to shoot the ball. That’s how you score
points. Those points go on the scoreboard
for the whole team.
When I was young, I was very selfish, now not any more.
The grossest, the cruelest, the most selfish, the most easily pervertible and perverted thing in this world, is government
As an athlete you’re taught to be selfish. When I’m training
, it’s usually all about me.
Unselfishness is God. One may live on a throne
, in a golden palace
, and be perfectly unselfish; and then he is in God. Another may live in a hut and wear rags
, and have nothing in the world; yet, if he is selfish, he is intensely
merged in the world.
I’m not too selfish or unselfish.
The main rule
to me is to honor
God with your life. To live a life of integrity
. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence
of the Christian faith.
I’d rather be remembered
as a player who came on and impacted
a lot of games for England
. If I ever take a selfish thought-process of, ‘I’m doing this for myself,’ then things will be seriously
I say you don’t need religion, or political ideology
, to understand human nature
. Science reveals that human nature is greedy and selfish, altruistic and helpful
A red rose
is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose
. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers
in the garden
to be both red and roses
All suffering is caused
. People inflict
pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction.
Almost every sinful
action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify
Some books inspire one to read
, and some inspire one to write; for selfish reasons, I’m always looking for the latter
Men are beasts
! Nothing more! We fight! We kill! We devour
! Beasts do not stand behind
beasts, little prince… They use each other so long as it suits
their own selfish purpose!
Our life is what we make it. An insignificant
game or a noble
trial; a dream or a reality; a play of the senses worn
out in selfish use, and flying
“swifter than a weaver’s shuttle
,” or an ascension
of the soul, by daily duties
and unfaltering faith, to more spiritual relations and to loftier toils.
When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle
everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true too . . . she was as tyrannical and selfish a little pig
as ever lived.
People are just self-centered-it’s all about them. And we’re telling people it’s okay to be ‘all about you’ because you’re a victim
and it’s not your fault
. That’s why society has gotten more and more belligerent
I can’t say the connection
is one I’ve made consciously, but quitting
drinking allowed me to be less selfish. My wife would definitely say that one of the major benefits of me quitting drinking is that I have more time
and focus for other people.
I was loosely
aware that most of my characters were fundamentally selfish people, but I didn’t intentionally
make that a theme
We can’t play stupid hockey
hockey, greedy hockey, selfish hockey. We have to put the team ahead of our personal feelings
You know, I’m not a selfish guy.
It’s very selfish when I write. I’m not aware, ever, of writing for another person; I’m not even really aware of writing for myself.
My best friends always say to me, ‘Think about yourself
first,’ and tell me to be more selfish. But I’m not like that. I am a professional
. I am of service to the club
and to the manager
What about feeling sorry
for those who pay
? Those who are people that no one feels sorry for. They are asked
to give and give until they have no more to give. And when they say
‘enough,’ they are called selfish.
For myself, suffering doesnt make me a good person; it makes me selfish. Why do we think that people who have less should find it edifying?
I’ve gotten very good at detaching whenever
I have to go away for three months
, which I realize is hard on friends and kind of selfish.
He was not an ill-disposed young man
, unless to be rather cold hearted
, and rather selfish, is to be ill-disposed.
there are certain times when you need to be selfish in the game, but to be selfless and do what’s best for your teammates, I think that that’s winning basketball
Competing is intense among humans, and within a group
, selfish individuals
always win. But in contests
, groups of altruists always beat
groups of selfish individuals.
I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs
are TOO good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable
. But cats
are gloriously human.
In the original introduction
to the word meme in the last chapter
of ‘The Selfish Gene,’ I did actually use the metaphor
of a ‘virus.’ So when anybody talks
about something going viral
on the Internet
, that is exactly
what a meme is, and it looks as though the word has been appropriated for a subset of that.
Why do you think people cheat?,” I asked. “Because they’re bored? Because they can? Because they’re selfish and think they’re entitled to anything they want? Because they don’t think they’ll get caught
I want to create a life that is just healthy and peaceful
– an enclave, really, of retreat. It’s not helpful for the big picture
. It’s totally selfish to run away like that.
I don’t want to have kids and so I am not going to have kids. People who want kids are going to have kids. I’m doing what I want to do and people who want kids are doing what they want to do. What about this scenario
makes me selfish?
part about Mare Barrow is her almost selfish survival instinct
, as well as her increasingly gray
morality. Her character arc in ‘Glass Sword
‘ is a lot deeper and more emotional than before, so I’m glad I got to write this sequel
and that people want to read it.
If I deserve a new contract, the contract will come. I’m not a selfish guy, I want the team to keep winning games
, I don’t go crazy about my contract.
I’m a really selfish person. But I would do anything for my friends
For is there any practice less selfish, any labor
, any time less wasted, than preparing something delicious and nourishing for people you love?
Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
I’m really excited
about our DJ set. That’s probably the most exciting
of all. It’s selfish but it’s always your own thing that you’re most concerned with.
All who strive to live for something beyond mere selfish aims find their capacities
for doing good
to their aspirations
. They do so much less than they want to do, and so much less than they, at the outset
to do, that their lives, viewed
retrospectively, inevitably look like failure.
I look back on my life and have to face the fact that I have been narcissistic and selfish.
Before I got big, I was playing point guard
, so I’m kinda
like a pass-first person. Some people tell me I should be more selfish, but that’s not me.
If you do good, people will accuse
you of selfish ulterior
motives. Do good anyway.
When you’re competing
, you need to be selfish. You need to think of yourself first.
Go, then! Go to the moon-you selfish dreamer
I think Jughead’s a selfish character. I think he really is.
When the switch fell I could feel it upon my flesh
; when it welted and ridged it was my blood that ran, and I would think with each blow
of the switch: Now you are aware of me! Now I am something in your secret and selfish life, who have marked
your blood with my own for ever and ever.
Survival,” I said softly
. “It’s selfish, and it’s dark
, and we’ve always been a species willing to do anything to satisfy
our needs. Individuals have morals
. Mobs have appetites.
Getting married has shifted
my focus, in such a profound
way. You just realize, “Oh, I can’t be so selfish anymore. There’s someone else.”
I’m so blessed
, and Jessica
just does such an incredible job of making everything work, because this is such a selfish profession with the time commitment
You can be selfish by being too unselfish at times.
It was because all we wanted was each other’s constant love
and attention and for no one else to receive that love and attention, which is a selfish and difficult place to be in a relationship. We were emotionally retarded
, and that was the best we could do at the time.
him on the cheek
and left to find Bobby Lee. Him, I trusted
to be in the line of fire. But it was more than that: I wasn’t sleeping
Lee. I didn’t love him. Sometimes love makes you selfish. Sometimes it makes you stupid. Sometimes it reminds
you why you love your gun
When you’re in a relationship with someone who’s selfish, what keeps
you in it is the fact that when they shine
on you, it’s this souped-up shine. And you feel like you’re in the club. And you don’t even know what club it is. You just know you want to stay in it.
, either do nothing about the world’s problems, in which case they are ignorant and isolationist, selfish and gutless, or they try to do something about the world’s problems, in which case they are arrogant and naive
, greedy and bullying
I pretty much started
going more towards the singing route
when I came out with the song ‘Selfish.’
A man is called selfish not for pursuing
his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.
I’ve learned a lot just being around people who grew
up so differently
from me, which is cool. It teaches
you how to be a lot more tolerant
. The bigger your world is, the more tolerant and accepting
you become, because you have friends from all walks
of life. You learn to be a little bit
Boys, be ambitious. Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent
thing which men call fame
. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man can be.
I’m very selfish. I make music that I love because I only live once, and I’m an artist. I don’t try to revolt
against anybody, and I don’t try to please
anybody. I feel very strongly that I if love it, someone else will love it – not everybody, though.
The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.
Sometimes in life, you have to make a selfish decision and do what’s best for you.
After all, I don’t see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year
there are miracles like white
It’s so easy to be selfish in your 20s and not want to sacrifice.
I knew a homeless
guy who’d give all the copper coins
that people gave him to charity
. So I think there’s something that makes us want to give. For me, it’s quite a selfish luxury: you feel enlivened, deepened and self-nurtured by generosity.
Considering yourself selflessly selfish is a principle of all great thinkers
I’m sorry I kissed you- it was selfish and it upset you- but you can’t ask me
to pretend I didnt want to.
Artists are the worst [people]. They are selfish, self-centred; they don’t care what happens.
make you realize how selfish you are.
My cares come from a very selfish place ’cause in reality I’m young, and I haven
‘t had the experience
to be mature yet.
A lot of music comes from a selfish place.
The reason I’m a writer is to understand other people and myself more. The reason I’m a writer is to dramatize stories
about human beings so that it improves my life. So that’s a very selfish thing.
Sometimes love makes you selfish. Sometimes it makes you stupid. Sometimes it reminds you why you love your gun.
I can`t get excited about politics, but I love it as a game. Because what I love in politics – this is very selfish of me, but who cares – what I do love in politics is this ability it has to make you think
in new ways
I am a greedy, selfish actor, and for me, my role is important.
God does not choose a person for ease and comfort and selfish joy but for a task
that will take all that head and heart
and hand can bring
to it. God chooses
a man in order to use him.
He was my hero
, though it was probably for the wrong reasons
. Because he could hit
people harder than anyone else, and things like that. It’s only recently
I’ve come to understand how selfish he could be, how hard on his children.
It’s true that being in an individual sport
, you have to be a little bit selfish.
There is in even the most selfish passion a large element
of self-abnegation. It is startling
to realize that what we call extreme self-seeking is actually self-renunciation. The miser, health addict
, glory chaser
and their like are not far behind the selfless in the exercise of self-sacrifice
I’m an egotist, but I’m not selfish. There’s a difference
. I’m a neurotic, I guess. I can’t stop thinking about myself. It isn’t that I think myself so important. I simply can’t think about anything else
, that’s all.
A man’s sentiments
are generally just and right, while it is second selfish thought which makes him trim
and adopt some other view. The best reforms
out when sentiment operates, as it does in women, with the indignation
When you center life around yourself, not only do you miss out on God’s best, but you rob
other people of the joy and blessings that God wants to give them through you.
This over-consumption is also manifest in our use of raw materials
. It can even be found in our dietary habits
… . People are well aware of this. The root of the problem lies in a selfish world view
which inflates personal consumption beyond the essential
Meditation is not a selfish thing. Even though you’re diving
in and experiencing
the Self, you’re not closing
yourself off from the world. You’re strengthening
yourself, so that you can be more effective
when you go back into the world.
In the past, I’ve been a selfish player. I’ll definitely admit that.
Every selfish, sinful, or indulgent choice
I make today is sowing
that will reap
a multiplied harvest
. And every act of obedience is a seed that will produce a multiplied harvest of blessing in my life and in the lives of those I love.
I think what’s most fun is playing someone
who’s sort of selfish and in a lot of ways unlikeable, but there’s this really big heart
underneath it that you get little glimpses of.
We make music for a living. Like I’ve always said, if you like what you’re doing, you’re halfway
there; if someone else likes
it, that’s even better. If they don’t like it, at least you like it
. Not to be selfish, but you kind of have to be.
There’s a side to you as an actor, a selfish side, that wants to go on and play different roles
On a selfish basis, I really enjoy sports
A system must be managed. It will not manage itself. Left to themselves in the Western
become selfish, competitive
. We cannot afford
the destructive effect of competition.
If you’re an actor, and you’re selfish and not strong
, it’s difficult to maintain
a good personal life
or a solid career, and I was selfish and had a lot of anger that went way back.
I’ve been selfish over the years, and other people who have made it
have too, but I can only speak for myself.
A personal selfish prayer is bad whether made before an image or an unseen
A human being is happiest and most successful when dedicated
to a cause outside
his own individual, selfish satisfaction.
A selfish person says, hey
, me and my four
and no more and whatever happens
to you is OK. But it can’t be that way. It cannot be that way.
I’m not a selfish guy, I’m not a stats guy.
I change my mind so much, I’m better going on my own. Shopping
is a selfish activity anyway.
There are times where you have to be selfish.
We put out a certain energy and we are a certain type of guy
. I think the way we played out there for instance
, we were down with a few minutes
left and instead of everybody breaking apart
or being selfish, I think we just pulled
In the final analysis
our greatest problem with holiness
is not that our concepts
of holiness are feeble, but that our hearts are rebellious
. We are selfish , that’s our problem. And the fact that we often won’t admit our selfishness shows how deep the pride goes
I’m pretty selfish, I think. I’m probably a terrible dad
. I don’t do too much with my kids. Obviously I love them and everything, but I just stay here in the studio all day
I find that the crazy narcissists, the selfish loons are often the most fun to be around, weirdly.
When you’re younger
, you’re more selfish, because there’s so much self-exploration, you’re in your own mind.
I dont feel like I would be a good mentor
. I dont know what I have to offer
in that respect. I do this for pretty selfish reasons.
Selfish, adj. Devoid
of consideration for the selfishness of others.
is selfish, harmful
, brings no advantage to either the mourner or the mourned, and dishonors the dead.
At a certain time in your career you can’t share your time with anyone else. You have to be completely selfish – so that you can write your music.
The worst thing
people ever say is that ‘I can’t afford to have kids!’ It’s selfish, and what infuriates me is when people say they can’t do stuff they like go on holidays
cars when they have kids. You can – you find the money, you’ve just got to work harder
Selfish people are, by definition, those whose activities
to bringing themselves happiness. Yet. . . these selfish people are far less likely to be happy than those whose efforts are devoted to making others happy.
Living a happy life
is my main priority
. You guys may think I am selfish for “wasting
my talent” by staying away from events for a bit, but I am finally
at a comfortable
place where I can honestly say, if you guys
see me out on tour
again it’s because I am there to win, and I’m going to go 100%.
I think it’s really rare
to see women on television
who are brilliant, selfish, vain, fallible
– and I feel like I have all those capacities in myself, so it’s good to see people in the media representing all of those things.
What you cannot have is a gene that sacrifices
itself for the benefit of other genes. What you can have is a gene that makes organisms sacrifice themselves for other organisms under the influence of selfish genes.
My son’s the most precious thing to me; he’s changed me from being selfish to selfless.
Love is the key to the mystery. Love by its very nature is not selfish, but generous. It seeks not its own, but the good of others. The measure of love is not the pleasure it gives-that is the way the world judges
it-but the joy and peace it can purchase
are egotists, selfish. We have to be.
It’s very easy to become selfish and narrow-minded and see ballet
as the only thing
in life, but there’s lots more.
Though there are still many good people out there in the world, it seems that they’re vastly outnumbered
by the stupid, selfish, violent ones.
Probably the greatest need in the Church today is a body
of men who are absolutely devoted, every selfish purpose and plan
given up, to the one great end of magnifying
the Lord Jesus Christ
in the midst of the nation.
Our true passions are selfish.
You can’t build marriage on a foundation of selfish hedonism
, because that would be to promise
people only roses, and marriage is also thorns
As an athlete, you have to become quite selfish with your time and your body
and your training.
People have these weird ideas about artists being romantic, generous people
, and sometimes I feel like an asshole, a selfish kid, a brat
, the lucky
one, because I get to do this and it’s how I make my living.
I think [G.W.] Bush
has a very selfish, arrogant point of view
. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes
his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite
How many men
their blood in their dear country’s service,
Yet now pine
under want; while selfish slaves,
That even would cut their throats whom now they fawn on,
locusts, eat the honey up,
Which those industrious bees
so hardly toil
When it comes to my racing
career I’m very driven and very selfish. People who are around me at races
will know that I’m a different person
here than in my personal life. I completely blank people at races. I need to be focused. I’m rude.
I think it all comes back to being very selfish as an artist. I mean, I really do just write and record
what interests me and I do approach
shows in much the same way.
The idea of Macbeth
as a conscience-torm ented man is a platitude as false as Macbeth himself. Macbeth has no conscience. His main concern throughout
the play is that most selfish of all concerns
: to get a good night
Her heart is full of joy with love, for in the Lord her mind is stilled. She has renounced every selfish attachment
and draws abiding
joy and strength from the One within. She lives not for herself, but lives to serve the Lord of Love in all, and swims across the sea of life breasting its rough waves
For me, it is sad when I listen to this, that one player must be more selfish to reach the top level.
his very liberal
laudation of himself, however
, the Major was selfish. It may be doubted
whether there ever was a more entirely selfish person at heart; or at stomach
is perhaps a better expression, seeing that he was more decidedly endowed with that latter organ than with the former
Pleasure for others is the only pleasure possible
to me. I assure
you I’m quite selfish! – I’m greedy for the happiness of those I love – and if they can’t or won’t be happy I’m perfectly miserable.
A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty,
‘Who am I, and what do I want out of life?’ She mustn’t
feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own,
outside of husband and children.
I met a new girl
at a barbecue
, very pretty, a blond
I think. I don’t know, her hair
was on fire, and all she talked about was herself. You know these kind of girls: ‘I’m hot
. I’m on fire. Me, me, me.’ You know. ‘Help me, put me out.’ Come on, could we talk about me just a little bit
Now is the one time
in my life I can be 100% selfish. I’m not married; I don’t have kids; I can focus on my career.
I want to speak directly to the audience, to say, ‘I’m like you – I’m frustrated
, I’m not an expert
, I don’t have a manual
, I make mistakes, I’m selfish too.’
Those who live to the future must always appear selfish to those who live to the present.
Self-expression is a hard and selfish thing. It eats
everything, even the self. At the end you find you haven’t even got a self to express.
My feelings about my mortality
are less selfish than they used to be
. I used to affect
a cavalier attitude to death; now I see it from my son’s perspective.
I was kind of a selfish child, who always wanted things his way
, and I’ve kind of taken that over into my relationship with the world.
The world today speaks
a great deal
about love, and it is sought
by many. But the pure love of Christ differs greatly
from what the world thinks of love. Charity never seeks selfish gratification. The pure love of Christ seeks only the eternal growth
and joy of others.
While we may not be called to martyr
our lives, we must martyr our way of life. We must put our selfish ways to death and march
to a different beat. Then the world will see Jesus.
Live your life as you see fit. That’s not selfish. Selfish is to demand that others live their lives as you see fit.
Disagree with someone on the right and he is likely to think you obtuse, wrong, foolish, a dope
. Disagree with someone on the left, and he is more likely to think you selfish, a sell-out, insensitive, possibly evil.
to Christianity is that it is infinitely
cruel, infinitely selfish, and, I might add
, infinitely absurd.
To join two things
together there must be nothing between them or there cannot be a perfect fusion. Now realize that this is how God wants our soul to be, without any selfish love of ourselves or of others in between, just as God loves us without anything in between.
that you can achieve so much at the front of a stage, releasing
the music yourself and being something more selfish than just the drummer
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
I admit that I ain’t no angel, I admit that I ain’t no saint – I’m selfish and I’m cruel and I’m blind
. If I exorcise my devils
, well my angels may leave too. When they leave they’re so hard to find.
Truthiness is “What I say is right, and [nothing] anyone else says could possibly be true
.” It’s not only that I feel it to be true, but that I feel it to be true. There’s not only an emotional quality, but there’s a selfish quality.
I don’t actually think ‘The Selfish Gene’ is a very good title
. I think that’s one of my worst titles
I know too much; I’ve seen people at their worst, at their most desperate
and selfish, and this knowledge makes me wary
. So I am learning to pretend, to smile, to nod
, to display
empathy I do not feel. I am learning to pass, to look like everyone else, even though I feel broken inside
Anorexia taught me to love life and to realise that starving yourself
to death is a bloody waste of time. It’s awful, and it hurts so many people around you. It’s a terribly selfish thing to do.
Love is the most selfish of all the passions.
If you’re competing right, if you’re doing it right, competition should be a very selfish pursuit.
The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure
. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle
. But if you can’t handle me
at my worst, then you sure
as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
need to figure
out a way to motivate by reason and persuade
through emotion. Meaning that when they talk about our issues, it can’t come from a selfish place – “Give me a tax
cut. Where’s my tax cut.” We have to get back
to that “shining
city on the hill
Since the 70s and the 80s
you see the rise of neoliberalism
. The central dogma
of neoliberalism was that most people are selfish. So, we started designing
around that idea, our schools
, our workplaces, our democracies. The government became less and less important.
But if I decide
to decide thereвЂ™s a different, less selfish, less lonely
point to my life, wonвЂ™t the reason for this decision be my desire to be less lonely, meaning
to suffer less overall
pain? Can the decision to be less selfish ever be anything other than a selfish decision?
I don’t believe I’m selfish in any way.
From this it follows
that con-sideration for other persons or for other living beings is very vital
for goodness and want of consideration for other people makes human beings selfish, regardless
for other people’s good.
woman to a selfish one and a wanton to a fool.
tend to be selfish. Even when they’re helpful, they always have their own motives. That’s why you have to be careful
athletes before but it’s too tough because we have the same job, we deal with the same problems and both do a very selfish sport.
There is a difference between being self-interested and being selfish. I will never be selfish.
are inherently selfish. The longer you keep them, the harder it is to put yourself in other people’s shoes
about them and the more irrational your thinking surrounding
To have a high basketball IQ, I think you have to be unselfish, but also selfish at the same time. To be able to say, okay, I know this is going to work
, so let’s do it.
Intensely selfish people are always very decided
as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies
the good of others.
Only you could love such a vile
, selfish peacock
It sounds so incredibly
selfish, but you just can’t earn the same money doing theater
as you can doing television and film. I know that’s awful, but you get a mortgage
and a family, and suddenly, paying
that seems quite important.
If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re gonna get selfish, ignorant leaders.
We cannot free ourselves from pride and selfish ambition; a divine rescue is absolutely necessary.
She didn’t know there were things worse
Love is always patient
and kind. It is never jealous.Love is never boastful or conceited
. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense
and is not resentful
As long as everything is happy at home, I can be totally selfish at work.
I believe that women are
many different types
of people. There are brave
women, there are cowardly women, there are altruistic women, there are selfish women. Most people are a combination
of the same.
It’s not a selfish desire, growing
, but maybe I need to not have the beard, and it’ll bring us more wins
Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant
I’m very independent, probably quite selfish, and like being able to disappear at the drop
of a hat without having to explain
myself – most men would find that a pain, wouldn’t they?
Unhappiness is selfish, grief is selfish. For whom are the tears?
Of course, the idea of a six
is enough to make anyone laugh at anything, but I find that besides
that I was a good deal
harassed and run down, and I am glad to cut off from everything and start fresh
. I feel miserably selfish about it all the time.
Young women especially have something invested in being nice people
, and it’s only when you have children that you realize you’re not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully.
To be honest, I’m selfish as an artist. I’m doing what I want to do and what I want to hear.
Oh! If those selfish men, who are the cause of all one’s misery
, only knew what their poor slaves go through! What suffering, what humiliation
to the delicate feelings of a poor woman, above all a young one, especially with those nasty doctors
As you get older you try to do things that please you more. You get a little more selfish. You start thinking I want to do things where I enjoy myself.
Heaven would be Hell in no time
if every cruel, selfish, vicious
soul went to Heaven.
If we desire to do what will please God, and what will help men, we presently find ourselves taken out of our narrow habits of thought and action; we find new elements
of our nature called into activity; we are no longer running along a narrow track of selfish habit.
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs.
No man is more cheated
than the selfish man.
Our thoughts are either focused on what’s eternal, life-changing
, and true, or lost in the details
of our temporary, selfish, false beliefs.
We’re all born with selfish desires, so we can all relate to those feelings in others. But kindness is something made individually by each person. So it’s easy to misunderstand
when others are trying to be kind to you.
The Bible says somewhere that we are desperately
selfish. I think we would have discovered that fact without the Bible.
In the book, America had already been weakened
by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy
was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies
of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens
Every day I live I am more convinced
that the waste of life
lies in the love we have not given, the powers
we have not used, the selfish prudence
that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses
happiness as well.
I didn’t have any concept
being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself.
You’re real selfish and everything is focused on you and how you feel
until you realize there is something missing
and that’s your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Do you know someone you would like to change and regulate
? Good! That is fine
. I am all in favor of it, But why not begin on yourself? From a purely selfish standpoint
, that is a lot more profitable
than trying to improve others – yes, and a lot less dangerous.
I have been a selfish being all my life
, in practice, though not in principle.
God creates us free, free to be selfish, but He adds
a mechanism that will penetrate
our selfishness and wake
us up to the presence of others in this world, and that mechanism is called suffering.
The only time
I think about life beyond F1 is when I contemplate
becoming a dad. But there’s no way that’s going to happen while I’m still racing. To be successful in F1 you need to be very selfish in lots of ways and you’re away from home
for long periods
. That’s not the kind of father I want to be.
I think in the old music
, everything was so competitive. It was all about – very selfish in a lot of ways.
Those who oppose
all reform will do well to remember that ruin
in its worst form is inevitable if our national life brings us nothing better than swollen fortunes
for the few and the triumph
in both politics and business of a sordid and selfish materialism
Once you are thought selfish, not only are you forgiven a life designed mainly
yourself, which in anyone else would appear monstrous
, but if an impulse to generosity should by chance overpower you, you will get five
times the credit
of some poor selfless soul who has been oozing kindness for years.
I’m trying so hard
to win or make the right play or whatever, that you know, it kind of comes off as being selfish, but I’m not, I’m just used to being the guy.
It might be a selfish choice, but I find it quite difficult to design
for individuals and prefer the distance
of larger schemes. It’s the same reason why
, as a designer, I don’t do wedding dresses
She just happened
to feel like it. WasnвЂ™t that after all, the only reason there was? Had she ever had a less selfish, more complicated
reason for doing anything in her life?
It is the liberal philosophy, not the conservative one, that views humans as selfish automatons.
Maybe you’re a little selfish that day; maybe you want something
, and it can’t happen, but you don’t want to take no for an answer. Everybody has those moments, and you just have to be okay with being open and showing it.
The really great man
is often considered
selfish by a large group of people who are connected
with him and who feel that he might bestow
upon them more benefits than he does.
America was built on rugged individualism
, and today that has evolved into a culture of narcissism
. But God didn’t create you to live for you. If you want to follow Jesus, you have to put aside
your selfish ambition.
It’s not selfish to give TO yourself as much as you give OF yourself
I can’t say I’ve seen any formalized white supremacy grow
. I was a selfish leader and never trained anybody to train over my group. It scattered
when I left.
Dreams are selfish, in the sense that they always concern issues and events that were weighing
on your mind at the time you had the dream. Dreams will warn
you about concerns in your career, in your family life, in your relationship with your spouse
, and give insight
into problems with your children.
We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others.
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
I want to be first. I know thatвЂ™s selfish, and maybe unattainable
, and maybe shallow
. But I just want to come first with someone. If thatвЂ™s wrong of me, so be it. IвЂ™ll be wrong. But thatвЂ™s the way I feel.вЂќ (Sookie Stackhouse
Most female artists
– to do what you have to do and to be as honest as you have to be, to be as selfish as you have to be, as tunnel-visioned as you have to be to make art, not entertainment – you can’t compromise
That’s where you can find things and modulate your performance and give the other actors something fresh to respond to. We’ve probably all worked with actors who when it’s suddenly your close up, they get sleepy
. I don’t like that. It’s selfish acting, and I won’t tolerate
I think I have a better sense of my weaknesses
– being self-important, selfish and having a big ego
all the other stuff. I can see myself more clearly
It seems hopeless
, hopeless. Those who eat meat
[at public expense] are a mean, selfish lot, and so the country is doomed
. Our only hope lies in the grass-roots folk
who eat our traditional
When I’m upset, everyone knows about it, and it’s a selfish trait because everyone suffers.
I worry sometimes that I’m a bit moralistic; always writing about men who are learning to grow up
, not be so self-absorbed, selfish or badly behaved
. I wonder if that’s dull and liberal and wimpy? I should probably write something that celebrates wickedness
What does being an athlete mean? It means I have to be a little selfish again. I have to put my career sort of ahead of everything else
– and I don’t like doing that.
I am suffering incessant temptations
to uncharitable thoughts at present; one of those black moods
in which nearly
all one’s friends seem to be selfish or even false. And how terrible that there should be even a kind of pleasure in thinking evil.
A selfless act out of even the purest
desire to do for others, will be selfish in the satisfaction and happiness it brings to one doing it.
We teach children to save their money. As an attempt
to counteract thoughtless and selfish expenditure, that has value. But it is not positive; it does not lead the child into the safe and useful avenues
or self-expenditure. To teach a child to invest and use is better than to teach him to save.
Marriage takes your whole heart; selfish people can’t pull it off.
Socialism is the ideal state, but it can never be achieved
while man is so selfish.
I know myself that we goalscorers are selfish and always thinking about our goalscoring ratio
Our practice should be based on the ideal of selflessness
. Selflessness is very difficult to understand. If you try to be selfless, that is already a selfish idea. Selflessness will be there when you do not try anything.
So this is where the years of maturity deliver
us – to this needy, selfish, unwieldy wish to be somebody else’s first and primal
I was a normal child. Which is to say, I was selfish and I was not entirely convinced of the existence of things that were not me, and I was certain, rock-solid, unshakeably certain, that I was the most important
thing in creation. There was nothing that was more important to me than I was.
My work requires acting at its most committed – it demands actors of enormous
resilience, but also intelligence and wit. It doesn’t work for narcissistic or selfish actors.
People who criticize
The Selfish Gene like that often haven’t read it. The selfish gene accounts
for altruism toward kin and individuals who might be in a position to reciprocate
To write an album
takes so much focus and selfish time, to just write and think about your life. For me. Maybe not for other people.
Personal prudence, even when dictated
by quite other than selfish considerations, surely is no special
virtue in a military
man; while an excessive
love of glory, impassioning a less burning impulse, the honest sense of duty, is the first.
We will not go out there and make negative music for selfish gain.
The abortionist I worked for, he’s a very greedy man, a selfish man.
Our minds have been built by selfish genes, but they have been built to be social, trustworthy
I am selfish. I am brave.
Rocknroll is a selfish business because youre always thinking about the tour, the show, promotion
and writing new albums
. Your head is somewhere else
, but Ive learnt
to not let it be all-consuming. You want time with your family.
There is no man at once so unselfish and selfish as a man in love.
Human beings are not intrinsically selfish, which isolates us from others. We are essentially social animals who depend on others to meet our needs. We achieve happiness, prosperity and progress through social interaction
. Therefore, having a kind and helpful attitude contributes to our own and others’ happiness.
A lot of times you’ll hear horror stories
about actors being incredibly selfish and only wanting themselves to shine, but for me, it’s not about just one
person. It’s about the whole team. That’s the way I look at acting. That’s the way I look at everything I do.
Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development
, growth and happiness.
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.
Our object now, as then, is to vindicate
the principles of peace and justice
in the life of the world as against selfish and autocratic
power, and to set up among the really free and self-governed peoples of the world such a concert
of purpose and of action as will henceforth insure the observance
of those principles.
I suppose I’ve been selfish in the past
and put my career first. But priorities change.
I thought he’d pick
me, I know he has kids, but when it came down to it, I really thought he’d pick me
.” Tears rolled down her face and her nose
ran. She sniffed. “I know I’m selfish” “You’re human” “I wanted him to abandon
You form pretty strong opinions
about the guys you compete
against. You’re all very competitive; you’re all very selfish. So it’s easy to drum
up some strong opinions in a second’s notice
, like, ‘Argh! This guy!’
people are selfish, and nature is tugging
at every contract to make the terms
of it fair.
The whole brunt
of the media and the government is to encourage people to be highly competitive and totally selfish and uncaring of others.
There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise
themselves up, that is an insincere
Maybe I was blessed that my main drive was purely selfish. I needed to make something, make my life better, wider
, have poetry
in my life, have something that gives me hope on an everyday
basis. That was my main drive all along, really.
I’ve learnt an enormous amount from my children
. Mostly that my agenda
isn’t the most important thing in the world. For a while, I was trying to squeeze
them into my life. And it was such torment
! It makes you realise how selfish you are.
I didn’t breast-feed. I’m selfish.
The modern city is ugly not because it is a city but because it is not enough of a city, because it is a jungle, because it is confused
and anarchic, and surging with selfish and materialistic
I still dream of having a lifestyle brand
but it’s not good enough
to have that selfish dream when your kids are getting older and have their own interests.
Acting is not terribly important work
, and I have always felt a bit of guilt about pursuing something that is so selfish. I love doing it, but it is never something that feels like it’s going to change or save the world
It can be seen as being quite selfish, but I’m very happy
to be selfish.
It is one’s own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love.
A selfish man is a thief
I’m a selfish, little pig of a man.
Yes, there will be situations when you may need to be a little selfish, but it is better to find the right balance.
The best leaders don’t set timid and selfish goals but instead set bold targets
that may be harder to achieve.
The service a man renders his friend is trivial and selfish, compared
with the service he knows his friend stood in readiness
him, alike before he had begun to serve his friend, and now also. Compared with that good-will I bear my friend, the benefit it is in my power to render him seems small.
You should sub a player out when you see a player not going full-speed or playing selfish basketball.
Whenever I release a record, it’s my record. It’s not a selfish thought. I may work all year
’round for other people. So, finally, when I come out with my own album, it should be me with the creative help of other musicians
I hate people
all the time, but in your case, it would be okay to complain. Be selfish, say what you want once in a while. It’s okay to let yourself be sad.” -Kyo talking to Tohru
people are selfish. They wonвЂ™t let you comfort them and they say you donвЂ™t understand and they make you feel useless
when all your life youвЂ™ve been functional
In my team, I don’t want selfish players. I prefer to lose
a game than have selfish players. I don’t want that in my club. Never.
I played Lucifer once, which is sort of a difficult character to research
. I thought to myself, “We all have the potential to be selfish, to be cruel – at least to think evil thoughts
, even if we don’t ever act out on them. Even if we don’t ever think we behave badly, we probably do more than we realize.”
We are all selfish, scared and stupid.
to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep
, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.
We can all be self-destructive. I make terrible choices all the time. It’s uncomfortable to admit that you did a thing that was selfish and that you knew would hurt someone else.
I am selfish. I am cruel. My mate cannot be less than I.
In order to be able to give a girlfriend the amount of time she deserves
, you would need time, and I just can’t give her that. So, rather than being selfish or stupid enough to go into a relationship, it’s just been easier to be single.
I initially decided to speak about my anorexia
out of a selfish motivation. I felt I had been scrutinised for my weight
and thought, ‘At least judge and criticise
me on the facts
.’ There was a freedom
with that. Now it’s out there, and I just get on with life. I’m at peace with things.
that if you wish, as I do, to build a society in which individuals cooperate
generously and unselfishly towards a common good
, you can expect little help
nature. Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
If we see the body we live in as a temple
used to engage
in beautiful activities in the service of God’s children, then we recognize
it as spiritual. But if we use our body for more selfish purposes, then we’re only experiencing its material conception.
I write from my life, my experience. I’m selfish that way.
Next to the very young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
I think I could go away tomorrow
. I’ve already accomplished
something. It’s such a selfish business that sometimes I get sick of myself.
I am very selfish when it comes to choosing
a film. There is no strategy
as such; I take up anything that gives me a kick
Be careful of selfish motives. You can mistake them for principles and end up dying
We just played unselfishly. At times this year, we’ve played selfish, but today we passed the ball. … We were just very supportive
of each other.
My co-stars call me selfish. They say, ‘You are only interested in yourself and what you are only interested is yourself and what you are doing in front of the camera.’ I reply, ‘I can’t help it; it’s what got me where I am.’
I’m not a person or a selfish player, but we have to move the ball more, and we have to look further
the team game
, because we have enough talent to use different players.
To be a tennis champion, you have to be inflexible. You have to be stubborn. You have to be arrogant. You have to be selfish and self-absorbed. Kind of tunnel vision
The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.
People think that you are a nasty, selfish person if you don`t want to have children.
That’s why charity work
is very selfish at the same time, because it makes you feel good.
I would have been a terrible mother because I’m basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped
most people going off and having children
Celebrations have now become too selfish and I don’t like it. When I used to score I was happy to celebrate
with my team-mates. Now when players score it is all about them.
Don’t listen to what anyone tells you about the kind of music you make. Just make it! Be yourself, make your own music, and be totally true to your art. Because it’s kind of a selfish thing to be an artist.
If you want to be wisely
selfish, care for others
Basketball can serve as a kind of metaphor for ultimate cooperation
. It is a sport where success, as symbolized by the championship
, requires that the dictates
of community prevail
over selfish impulses.
If my role requires a certain kind of dialect
, which I think I am not confident enough to do, I’d prefer a dubbing
artist then. There shouldn’t be a selfish motive, and it’s always better to have a certain understanding between the director/producer
and the actress.
I have a pet
peeve about bands
that don’t play their hits
. I think it’s kind of selfish.
Grief is selfish. It is indulged in for self-gratification, not for love. Cosmic
man knows the beauty and unreality
I think that people who don’t like animals tend to be selfish, but I’m biased.
My mother said I broke her heart…but it was my integrity that was important. Is that so selfish? It sells
for so little, but it’s all we have left in this place. It is the very last inch
of us…but within that inch we are free.
The common practice of keeping up appearances
with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
I know it sounds selfish, wanting to do something no one else has done. But that’s what you’re out here
for – to separate yourself from everyone else.
I do think that it is one of the eternal questions about art, though – is all art intrinsically selfish?
You have no idea
the world begins
to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish.
All our acts, reasoned and unreasoned, are selfish
i hate leaving places i love i was never at one place long. am i selfish?
Issue a blanket pardon
. Forgive everyone who has ever hurt you in any way. Forgiveness is a perfectly selfish act. It sets you free from the past.
Patience is key. You can’t get selfish, and that’s the number one thing I’ve learned at WWE
. The world continues to go round, and I just knew – given the right opportunity and the right moment
– that the world would know I was good, but now the world knows that I’m great.
I wish I could write librettos for the rest of my life. It is the purest of human pleasures, a heavenly
hermaphroditism of being both writer and musician
. No wonder that selfish beast Wagner kept
it all to himself.
There is some pretty powerful
self-interest in wanting a future that is not just running storm-to-storm. The argument
that I make is not that we aren’t competitive and selfish and greedy. We are. We’re all of these things. We’re complicated, competitive, greedy and nasty, and kind and generous and compassionate.
I think Bush has a very selfish, arrogant point of view. I think he is interested in power, I think he believes his truth is the only truth, and that he will do what he wants to do despite the people.
I always felt too young and selfish to have children of my own.
Do not give alms
promiscuously. Select the unworthy
poor and make them happy. To give to the deserving
is a duty, but to help the improvident, drinking class is clear generosity, so that the donor
has a right to be warmed by a selfish pride and count on a most flattering obituary
Business success isn’t just a selfish aim. Profits spread beyond those who make them and bring jobs and prosperity.
Some say I’m selfish. My approach is the complete opposite of selfishness.
All of us would like to have our children and their grandchildren
grow up with at least the level of prosperity that we had. In the U.S., we seem to be very selfish because the older generation
is not making the sacrifices.
the empty essence, instead of being selfish and self-centered, one feels very open and free
Love . . . [is] a lack of personal selfishness.
If you look at the people in Hollywood who are heavy
partiers, they’re selfish, self-centered and egotistical.
Actors – we’re selfish, but we can’t think about the work in that kind of selfish manner. I think that you have to step
away from yourself, if you’re going to do it. Otherwise don’t do it; otherwise why do it?
A lot of times, people think of selfish, and they think of offense, but you can be selfish on the defensive
end of the floor
, too. If you don’t uphold
your end of our schemes and your responsibilities within those schemes, then you’re being just as selfish.
There seemed to be three choices: to give up trying to love anyone, to stop being selfish, or to learn to love a person while continuing to be selfish.
players is harder these days because of the arrival
of new technology
. They are all using it in their spare
time so they become more isolated
and selfish. They share less, they talk less. They have apps
, their phones
and the Internet but they are less used to talking to people.
To be an Olympian
is not flattering for any partner that’s with you. It’s a really selfish part of your life.
You can only hold on to something for so long and enjoy it just by yourself, what’s the point? It’s very selfish. For better or for worse, I feel like the point of all of this is to make someone feel something.
people fall in love indiscriminately … while under the influence of that pre-eminently selfish lunacy
they may make the most outrageous
demands upon their friends with no other excuse than their painful
Old Mr. Rarx was not a pleasant
man to look at, nor yet to talk to, or to be with, for no one could help seeing that he was a sordid and selfish character, and that he had warped
further and further out of the straight
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
Exploiters and manipulators have always used religion self-righteously to further their own selfish ends.
years, many seem to have spent their lives protesting
. Perhaps they have felt to do this because they have felt repressed
to bring about change or have acted
out of selfish reasons, thinking that if they tore the house
down they might end up with a shingle.
I’m selfish when it comes to work. I’m like, “Oh, that will be fun! I wanna do that!” I never think beyond my participation
in a project
All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work
that we so constantly
try to avoid is the major building block
in the person we are today.
This is the true joy
of life-the being used
for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, the being thoroughly worn out
before you are thrown
to the scrap-heap; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish clod of ailments
In this sport if you want to win you need to be selfish, it is that kind of sport, even though it is a team sport
you need to think about yourself.
for truth at any cost is a passion that spares
nothing and that nothing resists. It’s a vice, at times a comfort, or a selfishness.
is one of the kinds that I think, at least this body of work is the least selfish of the stuff that I’ve done. It’s all selfish. It is making images
of things that I want to see, that turn me
on, that make me happy
, that satisfy me.
The greatest meliorator of the world is selfish, huckstering Trade
If you are striving to have more happiness in your life, it helps to guide
your mind towards starting
to recognize what are selfish motivations and what are constructive
Sometimes the words against a selfish have to be sharp
, straight and blunt; it is very much like after the failure of all medications
to cure a mental patient the only option
left to revive
him now is to give him a shock treatment
through an electric current
Is not sorrow, all sorrow, 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.
It is impossible to be both selfish and happy.
You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.
I wanted to experience college and to travel for my selfish reasons.
I’m a good uncle, but I’m not a great caretaker. I feel oftentimes
pretty selfish within the relationships I have with my siblings
, with what I give back versus
what I’ve taken over the years.
I know I’m not a selfish player. People around me know I’m not a selfish player. I do everything I can to make people around me understand I’m not a selfish player.