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“Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“When men, lost in the devious ways of error and self, have forgotten the "heavenly birth," ... they set up artificial standards by which to judge one another”
“As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision”
“To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature”
“Live for yourself -- there's no one elseMore worth living forBegging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more”
“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.”
William Arthur Ward
“The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.”
“An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.”
“People exaggerate the value of things they haven't got: everybody worships truth and unselfishness because they have no experience with them”
George Bernard Shaw
“Selfishness and self-absorption are deadly charm-exterminators.”
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