71 Quotes About Selfishness

  • "Let this be thy whole Endeavour, this thy prayer, this thy desire, that thou mayest be stripped of all selfishness, and with entire simplicity follow Jesus only."

    - Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Selfishness, Humility


  • "When we make self the end of prayer, it is not worship but self-seeking."

    - Thomas Manton
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions."

    - Thomas Brooks
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "Proportion thy charity to the strength of thine estate, lest God in anger proportion thine estate to the weakness of thy charity."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Charity, Selfishness, Weakness


  • "Many people live righteously for selfish or misguided reasons. If you are striving to please God, examine your motives today."

    - Paul Chappell
    Topics: Righteousness, Selfishness


  • "When we receive from God and hold on to what we have received selfishly, we die spiritually."

    - Zac Poonen
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "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.
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "He repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses."

    - Francis Quarles
    Topics: Selfishness, Greed


  • "The fondness we have for self furnishes another long rank of prejudices."

    - Isaac Watts
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "To pretend to homage to God, and intend only the advantage of self, is rather to mock Him than worship Him."

    - Stephen Charnock
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "We do not fool Him by saying we want something for His glory when secretly our motivations are selfish. We do not fool Him by saying we believe He can work miracles when inwardly we doubt He will follow through."

    - Michael Youssef
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "Selfishness is never so exquisitely selfish as when it is on its knees. ... Self turns what would otherwise be a pure and powerful prayer into a weak and ineffective one."

    - A. W. Tozer
    Topics: Prayer, Selfishness


  • "One thing is clear to me, that no indulgence of passion destroys the spiritual nature so much as respectable selfishness."

    - George Macdonald
    Topics: Selfishness, Passion


  • "Selfishness is the controlling force of sinful living. It is this motive which pulsates through the natural mind, emotions and will - self-pleasing, self-serving, living for self."

    - Walter J. Chantry
    Topics: Selfishness


  • "Nothing cures ingratitude as quickly as a good memory."

    - Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Selfishness



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