107 Selfish People Quotes in English

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Selfish People Quotes

1. “Having trouble spotting a selfish person? It’s about their schedule, their needs, their hurt feelings, their ideas, their goals, their …” —Shannon Thomas

2. “Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.” —William E. Gladstone

3. “Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness. Listen to it carefully.” —Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

4. “No man is more cheated than the selfish man.” —Henry Ward Beecher

5. “Selfishness is the most unattractive virtue a mortal can possess.” —Suyasha Subedi

6. “Selfishness is the root and source of all natural and moral evils.” —Nathaniel Emmons

7. “With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.” —Buddha

8. “Please hold onto your kindness. We share the world with many selfish beings and we need open hearts to create change.” —Nikki Rowe

9. “Who wants everything every time will lose everything anytime.” —Vikrant Parsai

10. “Someone who smiles too much with you can sometimes frown too much with you at your back.” —Michael Bassey Johnson

11. “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

12. “It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.” —Adrian Grenier

13. “Self-centered people have only one topic to talk about—themselves.” —Stef Harder

14. “The poison of selfishness destroys the world.” —Catherine of Siena

15. “Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.” —William Cowper

16. “Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It’s a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.” —Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare

17. “Don’t fear the enemy that attacks you, but the fake friend that hugs you.” —Unknown

18. “Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.” —Lao Tzu

19. “Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.” —Richard Dawkins

20. “Selfishness stops the flow of blessings to you and others.” —Brenda Johnson Padgitt

21. “Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.” —Erich Fromm

22. “Selfish: a judgment readily passed by those who have never tested their power of sacrifice.” —George Eliot

23. “Selfishness creates greed and greed destroys the soul.” —Zarina Bibi

24. “There is only one force stronger than selfishness, and that is stupidity.” —Ellen Glasgow

25. “Selfish people are, by definition, those whose activities are devoted to bringing themselves happiness. Yet … these selfish people are far less likely to be happy than those whose efforts are devoted to making others happy.” —Bernard Rimland

26. “What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.” —Herbert Spencer

27. “The real measure of selfishness is by asking a person how much he is willing to sacrifice.” —Unknown

28. “To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.” —Albert Camus

29. “In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.” —David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

30. “We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.” ­—Booker T. Washington, The Story of My Life and Work

31.“Putting yourself first is not selfish. Thinking about yourself constantly is selfish. Please respect the difference.” —Unknown

32. “Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.” —Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

33. “Selfish people tend to only be good to themselves … then are surprised when they are alone.” —Steve Maraboli

34. “God creates us free, free to be selfish, but He adds a mechanism that will penetrate our selfishness and wake us up to the presence of others in this world, and that mechanism is called suffering.” —William Nicholson

35. “Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.” —Madame Roland

36. “A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.” —Benjamin Franklin

37. “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” —Oscar Wild

38. “Selfishness is a swamp that sucks in all and gives back nothing.” —John Thornton

39. “Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.” —Napoleon Hill

40. “Sometimes in life, you have to make a selfish decision and do what’s best for you.” —Saquon Barkley

41. “Selfishness may result in one’s sense of superiority, but life as such will surely deny them.” —Eraldo Banovac

42. “There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up. That is an insincere move.” —Daniel Smith

43. “Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” —Khalil Gibran

44. “Even a tiny bit of deceit is dishonorable when it’s used for selfishness or cowardly reasons.” —Jeanne Birdsall

45. “Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.” —Richelle E Goodrich

46. “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” —Michael Jordan

47. “Be kind enough to everyone that no one would ever doubt you to be selfish even if you are.” —Unknown

48. “Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant.” —Don Miguel Ruiz

49. “Giving yourself some loving attention is not selfish. It is sensible. If you feel loved and cherished—even if it is only by yourself—then you will have more love to give to others, too.” —Penelope Quest, Reiki for Life

50. “Selfishness is weakness. But loving and caring for others is a position of power beyond anything we can possibly imagine.” —Joel Osteen

51. “It is the ignorant person who seeks his or her own ends at the expense of the greater whole. It is the ignorant person, therefore, who is the selfish person. The truly wise person is never selfish.” —Ralph Waldo Trine

52. “Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.” —Edward Albert

53. “Selfishness is the making a man’s self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doeth.” —John Owen

54. “Selfishness is when you only remember a friend if you need something from them.” —Unknown

55. “Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others.” —Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szalras

56. “Better not to plant seeds of selfishness than try to eradicate them once they have grown into giant weeds.” —Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion

57. “One who is unselfish can begin to care for one who is selfish. But one who is selfish will care only for himself.” —Unknown

58. “Sometimes you just need to be selfish and take care of you. if they love you, they’ll understand.” —Robert Tew

59. “It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.” —Hugh Hefner

60. “It is interesting how the selfish, the ignorant, and the constantly angry all tend to be the same person.” —Wayne Gerard Trotman

61. “A selfish friend invites you into their maze of painful emotions and then traps you there.” —Christina J. Daniels

62. “This idea of selfishness as a virtue, as opposed to generosity: That, to me, is unnatural.” —Jessica Lange

63. “Ego is impurity. Be selfless. Consecrate and dedicate your life to perfection.” —Frederick Lenz

64. “Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.” —Harry S. Truman

65. “A person is called selfish, not for pursuing his or her own good, but for neglecting his or her neighbor’s.” —Richard Whately

66. “While selfishness joins hands with no one of the virtues, benevolence is allied to them all.” —Oliver Goldsmith

67. “Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion.” —Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

68. “Insecurities, betrayal, and selfishness are the things that will never make you a happy person.” —Unknown

69. “Selfishness keeps man blind through life.” —Hazrat Inayat Khan, The Bowl of Saki

70. “We are selfish but be wise selfish rather than foolish, self-sided selfish.” —Dalai Lama

71. “Those who do not hate their own selfishness and regard themselves as more important than the rest of the world are blind because the truth lies elsewhere.” —Blaise Pascal

72. “The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.” —Chadwick Boseman

73. “Love is the highest act of selfishness, the best gift you can give to yourself.” —Bernard Werber

74. “Nothing resembles selfishness more closely than self-respect.” —George Sand, Indiana

75. “A selfish man doesn’t care if his best friend drowns beside him.” —Joe Cervantes

76. “Selfishness is a gift of nature. Unselfishness is an accomplishment.” —Joseph Mayer

77. “Selfish people lost so much in life because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets.” —Unknown

78. “A relationship runs with selfless love, not selfish” —Urvashi Agarwal

79. “The most selfish people are the ones who do not love themselves.” —Nikolai Berdyaev

80. “Selfishness at the expense of others is bad. Self-care for the betterment of others is good.” —Richie Norton

81. “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” —Ben Franklin

82. “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” —Unknown

83. “The most miserable people are those who care only about themselves, understand only their own troubles, and see only their own perspective.” —Unknown

84. “Be selfish enough to have self-love, self-worth and self-respect.” —Unknown

85. “You can’t expect to have a deep relationship with a shallow person.” —Doe Zantamata

86. “Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets… Their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming.” – Steve Maraboli

87. “Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.” – Unknown

88. “What are selfish people but ones who use the weakness of others for their own pleasure?” – Unknown

89. “If I doubt your intentions I will never trust your actions.” – Carlos Wallace

90. “No matter how good your heart is, eventually you have to start treating people the way they treat you.” – Unknown

91. “The real measure of selfishness is by asking a person how much he is willing to sacrifice.” – Unknown

92. “I am thankful for the selfish people in my life. They have shown me, exactly who I don’t want to be.” – Unknown

93. “I hate liars, hypocrites, and people who take advantage of people who care about them.” – Unknown

94. “No man will work for your interests unless they are his.”- David Seabury

95. “Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot I only exist to you when you need something.” – Unknown

96. “They’re not happy for you because they wish it was them.” – Carlos Wallace

97. “Selfish friends only have themselves in the end.” – Unknown

98. “If you live your life as if everything is about you. You will be left with just that. Just you.” – Unknown

99. “Fake friends show their true colors when they don’t need you anymore.” – Unknown

100. “The best way to deal with someone that only wants you when it’s convenient to them is to not deal with them at all.” – Unknown

101. “A man is nothing more than the things he does to get what he wants.” – Hal Ackerman

102. “Some people aren’t loyal to you, they are loyal to their need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty.” – Unknown

103. “Selfishness is thinking more of the benefits you will get on helping someone.” – Unknown

104. “It’s way too easy to see the real face of a person. They’re amiable and full of pretense when they want something from you, but the minute you don’t give in, back away or put yourself first, as they do, is the minute they show you who they are.” – Donna Lynn Hope

105. “When someone shows you who they really are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou

106.“You are too full of your own hopes to hold anyone else’s.” – Joe Abercrombie

107. “To all the selfish people, Stay real. stay loyal or stay away from me.” – Unknown

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