71 Quotes About Selfishness

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The man who is out to possess his possessions will soon discover that there is no easy way to victory. The highest values in life must be fought for and won.
- Duncan Campbell

There are many seasons in a man's life - and the more exalted and responsible his position, the more frequently do these season's recur - when the voice of duty and the dictates of feeling are opposed to each other; and it is only the weak and the wicked who yield that obedience to the selfish impulses of the heart which is due to reason and honor.
- James H. Aughey

Supreme and abiding self-love is a very dwarfish affection, but a giant evil.
- Richard Cecil

Any desire for promotion, pleasure, riches, or fame will quickly make one a servant of The Beast. And, I'm afraid, that is exactly what many of today's pastors and preachers have become.
- Chuck Baldwin

There is nothing in this world so empty as getting what you want.
- Jack Hyles

Selfishness has never been admired.
- C.S. Lewis

The heart of man is a short word, a small substance, scarce enough to give a kite a meal, yet great in capacity; yea, so indefinite in desire that the round globe of the world cannot fill the three corners of it. When it desires more and cries, "Give, give," I will set it over to the infinite good, where the more it hath, it may desire more, and see more to be desired.
- Joseph Hall

That fierce imprisonment in the self is but the obverse of the self-giving which is absolute reality.
- C.S. Lewis

The average person who claims to believe in God (as does the vast majority in America) is too preoccupied with himself to give God much time or serious thought.
- Dave Hunt

Nothing harms or destroys us but the wrong use of that liberty of choice which God has entrusted to us.
- William Law

I feel now, that Arabia could easily be evangelized within the next thirty years if it were not for the wicked selfishness of Christians.
- Assorted Authors

When you live to please yourself, circumstances that God designs to teach you to trust and obey Him instead become temptations for you to fear and worry.
- John C. Broger

What could begin to deny self, if there were not something in man different from self?
- William Law

How could we enjoy heaven if during our lifetime we had used most of our time, treasure, and talents for ourselves and our select group?
- Daniel Fuller

Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state.
- William Law

What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
- C.S. Lewis

Nothing is eternal but that which is done for God and others. That which is done for self dies.
- James H. Aughey

Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The flesh makes self the center and elevates self-will above God's will. It may serve God, but always according to its idea, not according to God's. It will do what is good in its own eyes. Self is the principle behind every action.
- Watchman Nee

A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
- Thomas a Kempis

Abide in Jesus, the sinless One - which means, give up all of self and its life, and dwell in God's will and rest in His strength. This is what brings the power that does not commit sin.
- Andrew Murray

Our infinite obligations to God do not fill our hearts half as much as a petty uneasiness of our own; nor his infinite perfections as much as our smallest wants.
- Hannah More

Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
- Richard Cecil

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
- Assorted Authors

Our society is filled with runaways, dropouts, and quitters. The epidemic of walking away has hit our land with effects as devastating as the bubonic plague, and it has destroyed millions of effective lives and relationships. We are so self-centered that we have ceased to lay down our lives for others. We have seen others faint or walk away and we have followed in their weakness. We have fainted when we could have persevered by exchanging our strength for His! With His strength, not only could we have kept on walking, we could have run!
- Kay Arthur

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