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Self Interest Quotes

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Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship -
requires,
in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence
over all sectarian interests,
including self-interest.
- John Charles Polanyi

Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
- Pindar

 

We must keep on trying to solve problems,
one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of
confidence and cooperation,
at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest.
- Lester B. Pearson

There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
There is no friendship without self-interests.
This is a bitter truth.
- Chanakya

We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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My interest lies in my self-expression -
what's inside of me -
not what I'm in.
- John Turturro

Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous
than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn
adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
- Elihu Root

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

My commitment to the security and future of Israel
is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest.
Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.
- Gerald R. Ford

The cause of violence is not ignorance.
It is self-interest.
Only reverance can restrain violence -
reverance for human life and the environment.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

We see considerable strain in Russia,
and that's obviously a matter of concern to us.
It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to
continue on the reform path.
- Warren Christopher

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self,
egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
- Arnold Bennett

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler
somehow than economic self-interest?
- Milton Friedman

For the state by its nature claims sovereignty,
the right to an unlimited development of power,
determined only by self-interest.
It is by nature anarchistic.
- Christian Lous Lange

Nature...
is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.
- Charles Baudelaire

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw
nations and self-serving special interest groups.
- Ginny B. Waite

It's not a choice between war and peace.
It's a choice between war and endless war.
It's not appeasement.
I think it's better even to call it American self-interest.
- Michael Scheuer

Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight.
The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest -
and not merely a response to U.S.
criticism.
- Paul Samuelson

President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable
integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest.
He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis,
provided steady leadership and restored people's faith
in the presidency and in government.
- Mark Udall

If Congress does its job in this regard,
the residents of Puerto Rico will be empowered to act
in their own self-interest and express their future
political status aspirations accordingly.
- Dick Thornburgh

I am not going to make any commitments to the teachers
union to do anything until they do something that's
other than in their own self-
interest.
And everything they have done so far is in their self-interests,
and that's it.
- Chris Christie

Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good;
but,
our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed,
self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it.
- Joseph Butler

The private interest of the individual would not be
sufficiently provided for by reasonable and cool self-love alone;
therefore the appetites and passions are placed within
as a guard and further security,
without which it would not be taken due care of.
- Joseph Butler

The kind of society which we still have is maybe,
in some cases, getting worse.
Competition is becoming a virtue.
Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest.
Even to see other folks as competition.
- Major Owens

I was induced to establish several orders of merit,
from conviction that emulation, well directed,
becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius
of some youth is more easily brought into action this way,
than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
- Joseph Lancaster

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs,
in the interest of his own happiness,
to walk in the path of humility and self-control,
and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
- Irving Babbitt

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you,
we cannot obtain order by physical coercion.
We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest,
and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.
- John Perry Barlow

Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant
to act in their own self-interest,
have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind
with further restrictions on just about everyone else's
freedom of political speech.
- James L. Buckley

It has always seemed strange to me...
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
And those traits we detest, sharpness,
greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest,
are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first they
love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker


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