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Quotes About Selfish Man

The key is to understand that our children dont belong to us—they belong to God. Our goal as parents must not be limited by our own vision. I am a finite, sinful, selfish man. Why would I want to plan out my childrens future when I can entrust them to the infinite, omnipotent, immutable, sovereign Lord of the universe? I dont want to tell God what to do with my children—I want Him to tell me!
— Voddie T. Baucham Jr. —

No man is more cheated than the selfish man.

— Henry Ward Beecher

The Man who works for others, without any selfish motive, really does good to himself.

— Ramakrishna

Let us be today's Christians. Let us not take fright at the boldness of today's church. With Christ's light let us illuminate even the most hideous caverns of the human person: torture, jail, plunder, want, chronic illness. The oppressed must be saved, not with a revolutionary salvation, in mere human fashion, but with the holy revolution of the Son of Man, who dies on the cross to cleanse God's image, which is soiled in today's humanity, a humanity so enslaved, so selfish, so sinful.

— Oscar A. Romero

Remember that the best and greatest among mankind are those who do themselves no worldly good. Every successful man is more or less a selfish man. The devoted fail ...

— Thomas Hardy

It takes two or three generations to do what I tried to do in one; and my impulses
vices perhaps they should be called
were too strong not to hamper a man without advantages; who should be as cold-blooded as a fish and as selfish as a pig to have a really good chance of being one of his country's worthies. You may ridicule me
I am quite willing that you should
I am a fit subject, no doubt. But I think if you knew what I have gone through these last few years you would rather pity me. And if they knew"
he nodded towards the college at which the dons were severally arriving
"it is just possible they would do the same.

— Thomas Hardy

I am selfish - you have already said so- and as a selfish man I think not of what others would do in my situation, but of what I intend doing myself.
Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo (Kindle Locations 11677-11678).

— Alexandre Dumas

What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.

— Herbert Spencer

Suffering, he thought later, could rob a man of his empathy, could turn him selfish, could make him depreciate all other sufferers.

— Eleanor Catton

Do not cry for me, Azrael. Do not waste your tears. You made your decision. And this is mine. Sacrifice seems to be my destiny. A funny thing for a selfish man, isn't it? They always called me weak back then ...

— Melissa De La Cruz

Now you see, Tom," said Mr. Harthouse ( ... ); "every man is selfish in everything he does, and I am exactly like the rest of my fellow-creatures.

— Charles Dickens

I'm a selfish, little pig of a man.

— Lewis Black

The selfish man cuts away the sand from under his own feet, he digs his own grave; and every time, from the beginning of the world until now, God Almighty pushes him into the grave and covers him up.

— Charles Henry Fowler

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