“If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self, egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living”
“People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.”
Thomas S. Szasz
“Deny Self for Self's sake”
“By self-interest, Man has become gregarious, but in instinct he has remained to a great extent solitary; hence the need of religion and morality to reinforce self-interest”
“Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics.”
“Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.”
George Bernard Shaw
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