A spirit of innovation is generally the result of a selfish temper and confined views. People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.
A man, if he be active and energetic, can hardly fail also, be he never so selfish, of benefiting the general public interest.
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
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.
It's kind of selfish to say that you're only going to fight for a victory that you will live to see.
California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.
D. H. Lawrence
I didn't have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself.
I was depressed for a long time. If you’re depressed long enough, it’s almost a comfort, a state of mind that you’ve made peace with because you’ve been in it so long. It’s a very selfish world.
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you surely don’t deserve me at my best.
If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love.
I can give you a 'Selfish,' and I can still come give you, like, a 'Jealous.' I'm coming from the streets, but I can still give you personal situations and relationships that I've been in with females. You just never know; I'm just coming different.
Rakim Hasheem Allen
Our marriage is grounded in the word of God. That's really it. God is the core of our marriage, and the foundation and the blueprint for it is how we live, and being open and honest and communicating, but ultimately doing what pleases God, and not in a selfish manner.
Candace Cameron Bure
We make music for a living. Like I've always said, if you like what you're doing, you're halfway there; if someone else likes it, that's even better. If they don't like it, at least you like it. Not to be selfish, but you kind of have to be.
Eddie Van Halen
You know, we're really destroying ourselves because we're really making the motivating force of anything we do selfish.
We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I would be too selfish if I said everyone should see my movies more than once. To say that would mean I'm just marketing my work!
Each man seeks his own interest, not the general interest. Let his own selfish interests be touched, and all concord is at an end.
My favorite part about Mare Barrow is her almost selfish survival instinct, as well as her increasingly gray morality. Her character arc in 'Glass Sword' is a lot deeper and more emotional than before, so I'm glad I got to write this sequel and that people want to read it.