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
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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
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Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all the evils of our fallen state.
- William Law
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However sweet the word may sound, any sectarian boasting is but the babbling of a babe. The divisions in the church are due to no other cause than to lack of love and walking after the flesh.
- Watchman Nee
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The greatest mistake any Christian can make is to substitute his own will for the will of God.
- Harry Ironside
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God loves us too much to indulge our every whim.
- Max Lucado
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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
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Supreme and abiding self-love is a very dwarfish affection, but a giant evil.
- Richard Cecil
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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
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There is nothing in this world so empty as getting what you want.
- Jack Hyles
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Selfishness has never been admired.
- C.S. Lewis
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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
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That fierce imprisonment in the self is but the obverse of the self-giving which is absolute reality.
- C.S. Lewis
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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
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Nothing harms or destroys us but the wrong use of that liberty of choice which God has entrusted to us.
- William Law
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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
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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
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What could begin to deny self, if there were not something in man different from self?
- William Law
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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
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Nothing is eternal but that which is done for God and others. That which is done for self dies.
- James H. Aughey
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Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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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
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A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.
- Thomas a Kempis
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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
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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
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Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.
- Richard Cecil
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He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
- Assorted Authors
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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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In so obeying Christ as to disregard his natural affection, a believer's natural love suffers intensely. Such sorrow and pain becomes a practical cross to him. Deep are the heart wounds and many are the tears when one has to forfeit the one he loves.
- Watchman Nee
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Self is the great antichrist and anti-God in the world, that sets up itself above all else.
- Stephen Charnock
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Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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Inordinate desires commonly produce irregular endeavors. If our wishes be not kept in submission to God's providence, our pursuits will scarcely be kept under the restraints of his precepts.
- Matthew Henry
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If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
- Augustine
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Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.
- Thomas Brooks
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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
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When we believe that we ought to be satisfied, rather than God glorified, we set God below ourselves, imagine that He should submit His own honor to our advantage; we make ourselves more glorious than God, as though we were not made for Him, but He made for us; this is to have a very low esteem of the majesty of God.
- Stephen Charnock
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Our own interests are still an exquisite means for dazzling our eyes agreeably.
- Blaise Pascal
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More than once Jesus deliberately addressed certain issues that quickly diminished the number of onlookers. It was commitment that thinned the ranks.
- Chuck Swindoll
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To choose a career on selfish grounds is probably the greatest single sin that any young person can commit, for it is the deliberate withdrawal from allegiance to God of the greatest part of time and strength.
- William Temple
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If your prayer is selfish, the answer will be something that will rebuke your selfishness. You may not recognize it as having come at all, but it is sure to be there.
- William Temple
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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
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God wills for us to be attached to nothing aside from Him, whether it be man or a thing or even something conferred on us by Himself.
- Watchman Nee
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If I live for self, I can only live for one; if I live for others, I can live for 3,000,000,000.
- Jack Hyles
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The difference between the good which proceeds from the flesh and the good which flows from the new life is that the flesh always has self at its center.
- Watchman Nee
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Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service.
- Jack Hyles
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As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
- Helen Keller
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Constantly choose rather to want less, than to have more.
- Thomas a Kempis
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Babies by nature are completely selfish. They think only of themselves and their own needs. They are incapable of giving; they can only receive. That is immature thinking. Unfortunately, many people never grow beyond that kind of thinking.
- Rick Warren
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Unless self love is abandoned the believer shall forever shrink back when called actually to take up the cross for Christ.
- Watchman Nee
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A woman means by unselfishness chiefly taking trouble for others; a man means not giving trouble to others. Thus each sex regards the other as basically selfish.
- C.S. Lewis
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