28 Selfish Quotes, Inspirational Words of Wisdom

28 Selfish Quotes

Be Inspired by our collection of selfish quotes. Selfishness is not always a negative trait and can be essential to your well-being and happiness. So take a moment to appreciate yourself and enjoy these words of wisdom from various authors.

  1. Loving ourselves is not selfish. Loving ourselves is an essential element of being able to love others.
    Troy L Love, A Year of Self Love
    Love Yourself Quotes
  2. Cultivating the art of selfishness involves creating an environment in which you come first. While this may make you a bit uneasy to begin with, I hope it will soon become apparent that your needs have to come first in order for you to be able to help others around you.
    Dr Forrest Beck, Cultivating The Fine Art Of Selfishness
    Self Motivation Quotes
  3. Is Self good or is it bad? It would not be possible to function, let alone survive, without some degree of investment in the Self. Without attention to ourselves, we would remain undeveloped and unaware, our talents lying dormant and our values unformed.
    Sandy Hotchkiss, Why Is It Always About You
    Inspirational Quotes
  4. Don’t allow selfishness, defensiveness, or stubbornness to prevent you from showing your love to your partner in this way.
    S. J Scott and Barry Davenport, Mindful Relationship Habits
  5. If you are really committed to changing, you must start thinking about the effects your actions have on the people around you and stop being so selfish.
    Sigue Hoffman, How to Stop Sucking
  6. Sometimes you have to be selfish to find out who you really are.
    Hilary Thompson, Justice Buried
    Finding Yourself
  7. Tell yourself it’s OK to be selfish. It’s your life. Laugh a lot and enjoy the ride. The process of discovery and trial and error are part of the path.
    Craig Nathanson, How to Find the RIGHT Work for Challenging Times
  8. We have even heard people say that self-care is selfish. But we believe if you feel you are the best version of yourself, you will have more to give and to contribute to the world.
    Nardia Narain, Self Care For The Real World
    Self Confidence Quotes
  9. Was it really so selfish to want to keep the woman he loved more than life itself by his side, away from the anger and manipulation that might see her turn away from him?
    Hope A. Summers, Faithful.
    Self Worth
  10. We will act, or others will want us to act, as though our bodies — free of real meaning — can be used, in a given moment, for nothing but pleasure or nothing but power or nothing but selfishness.
    Beth Felker Jones, Faithful
    Accountability Quotes
  11. We had concluded that the full humanization of man requires the breakthrough from the possession-centered to the activity-centered orientation, from selfishness and egotism to solidarity and altruism.
    Erich Fromm, The Art Of Being
  12. However, I have learned an important principle: It is natural to whine and complain or to be selfish and unloving, but it is supernatural to praise and be thankful and to choose to express love and faith.
    Sally Clarkson, Your Mom Walk With God
    Thankful Quotes
  13. Maybe you have a great deal of material wealth and possessions. Whatever gifts you have, don’t let them become your identity and primary source of happiness. Don’t let them fill you with selfish ambition.
    Diana Anderson-Tyler , 30 Days To A More Selfless Life
  14. This notion assumes that a selfish individual has only materialistic concerns. It assumes that true friendship or romance cannot be in anybody’s self-interest, and that one would have to become a misanthropic recluse to embrace selfishness.
    Peter Schwartz, In Defence Of Selfishness
    Friendship Quotes
  15. Those who think they have become financially stable without God’s help will begin to think, “I earned it, so I can spend it how I want.” This thinking leads to a selfish lifestyle. God is thrown out of the picture,
    Bryan Nash, The Backpack Guide To Surviving The University
    God’s Love
  16. By giving up a little portion of your life, by letting go of your selfishness, you can make a big difference in some lives. Think it over.
    Dr Henry. Cloud, Boundaries
    Thinking Quotes
  17. Question is, is it possible for someone selfish to realize they are selfish? Answer is, is it possible for a blind person to see again? If your answer is yes and it is possible for the blind to see again, making a person see his selfish side is possible as well.
    Henry Good, Selfishness
    Possibilities Quotes
  18. Welcome to the Selfish Game. You start out having fun with your partner, both wanting to share. However, somewhere along the way the game becomes competitive without your even realizing it, because if you are one of two people with different needs, a clash is inevitable.
    Dr Jane Greer, What About Me?
    Sharing Quotes
  19. Sometimes it seems as if the world is full of selfish people who have no thought for others except how to use them for their own purposes. Their needs are more important than anyone else’s, and they expect to be accommodated in all things.
    Sandy Hotchkiss, Why Is It Always About You
  20. But how? How do selfish people (like me) move from selfishness to selflessness? For one thing, it’s not an event—it’s a journey.
    Seth Adam Smith, Your Life Isn’t For You
  21. Is kindness selfish if you know you’ll benefit from it? I’ve found the answer isn’t quite ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It really depends! What are you doing? Are you a) trying to benefit from being kind or b) aware that you benefit from kindness but being kind anyway because it’s the right thing to do?
    David R. Hamilton PhD, The Five Side Affects Of Kindness
    Kindness Quotes
  22. Everyone deserves to be appreciated. We might quite rightly wonder if there are other people, in other places, who might appreciate us more, because we have a right to that appreciation.
    David R. Hamilton PhD, The Five Side Affects Of Kindness
  23. The very act of thinking about self-care can dredge up feelings of selfishness, guilt and unworthiness. We continue to put ourselves at the bottom of the list and wonder why we feel so frazzled, unfulfilled and antsy.
    Jayne Hardy, The self Care Project
  24. Not self-renunciation nor selfishness but self-love, not the negation of the individual but the affirmation of his truly human self, are the supreme values of humanistic ethics.
    Erich fromm, Man For Himself
  25. In trying to get a parent to pay attention to us, we were seeking what we needed for our healthy evolution. We were not being selfish but self-nurturing, and there’s no need to feel ashamed about it now.
    David Richo, How To Be An Adult In Relationships
    Parents Quotes
  26. True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed.
    Dalai Lama
    Happiness Quotes
  27. Self-love is not selfish. It is generous, creating an overflow of love that spills out around you, touching family, friends, and strangers. Loving yourself gives you more love to share
    Troy L. Love, A Year of Self Love
    Sharing Quotes
  28. Indeed, if selfishness is one of the pillars of contemporary practical ethics, why should they act otherwise?
    Erich Fromm, To have or to be
    Feeling Quotes

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