Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
president of the United States from 1913 to 1921
Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.
William Ewart Gladstone
British statesman and Liberal politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1809-1898)
Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith.
priest and author
Cultivate peace first in the garden of your heart by removing the weeds of lust, hatred, greed, selfishness, and jealousy. Then only you can manifest it externally. Then only, those who come in contact with you, will be benefited by your vibrations of peace and harmony.
Hindu spiritual teacher
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
Yogi, Kriya Yoga guru and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship (1893-1952)
I am confident that nobody... will accuse me of selfishness if I ask to spend time, while I am still in good health, with my family, my friends and also with myself.
First President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist (1918–2013)
In contrast to the path of selfishness, there is no room for road rage on the straight and narrow way.
Neal A. Maxwell
Latter-Day Saints leader
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
There is the expression of selfishness and there is the expression of selflessness - but economists or theoreticians never touched that part. They said: 'Go and become a philanthropist.' I said, 'No, I can do that in the business world, create a different kind of business - a business based on selflessness.'
Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Canadian-American economist and diplomat (1908–2006)