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" Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. "
" As a father now, I wouldn't do what my dad did, because it left me feeling emotionally unstable as a kid. But he didn't do the things he did out of selfishness or malice. "
" As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision. "
" Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it. "
" Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness. "
" Childlessness doesn't make people selfish; selfishness makes people selfish. "
" Courtesy is only a thin veneer on the general selfishness. "
Honore de Balzac
" Everything I had been taught to regard as a vice - and I still regard them as vices - under Thatcherism was in fact a virtue: Greed, selfishness, no care for the weaker, sharp elbows, sharp knees. "
" How sick one gets of being 'good', how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness. "
" If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy! "
" If there were more temple work done in the Church, there would be less of selfishness, less of contention, less of demeaning others. "
Gordon B. Hinckley
" I think for anyone who follows the 'artistic life,' a certain amount of selfishness and self-involvement is part of the package. You're probably already disregarding a certain material life you could have. "
" I think that in today's world, by nature, we are all self-centered. And that often leads to selfishness. "
" I was surprised by how much I like being a father; surprised at what a decent father I am, because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to dump my selfishness. "
" Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country's unity. "
" Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. "
" Men err from selfishness; women because they are weak. "
Madame de Stael
" On immigration, Europe is in danger of displaying the worst of itself: selfishness, haphazard decision-making and rows between member states. "
" Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible. "
" Prayer must be broad in its scope - it must plead for others. Intercession for others is the hallmark of all true prayer. When prayer is confined to self and to the sphere of one's personal needs, it dies by reason of its littleness, narrowness and selfishness. "
Edward McKendree Bounds
" Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. "
" Selfishness is one of the more common faces of pride. 'How everything affects me' is the center of all that matters - self-conceit, self-pity, worldly self-fulfillment, self-gratification, and self-seeking. "
Ezra Taft Benson
" Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love. "
" Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself. "
Henry Ward Beecher
" Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race. "
William E. Gladstone
" Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. "
" Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity. "
William Howard Taft
" 'Star Trek' episodes always insisted that humanity is on its bumpy way to what will be a glorious future in the 23rd century, in which we will have left most of our old selfishness - and old hatreds and prejudices - far behind us. "
" The nuclear family doesn't work. It's very destructive; it grew out of selfishness. "
" The organization and constant onward sweep of this movement exemplifies the resentment of the many toward the selfishness, greed and the neglect of the few. "
John L. Lewis
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