Quotes with selfish
Plutocracy is abhorrent to a republic; it is more despotic than monarchy, more heartless than aristocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It preys upon the nation in time of peace and conspires against it in the hour of its calamity.
Speech at Madison Square Garden, New York, August 30, 1906.
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.
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)
Business demands faith, compels earnestness, requires courage, is honestly selfish, is penalized for mistakes, and is the essence of life.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Letter to Madame Louise Colet, August 13, 1846.
Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that is all.
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
Man for Himself (1947)
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
The trouble with most of us is that, in our efforts to sell ourselves for selfish ends or for the most dollars, we impoverish our own lives, stifle our better natures.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Man is so selfish that he has got women’s rights and his own too, and yet he won’t give women their rights. He keeps them all to himself.
American Equal Rights Association, May 9–10, 1867