quote by Omar N. Bradley

Leadership means firmness, not harshness or bullying; understanding, not weakness; justice, not irresponsible freedom; humaneness, not intolerance; generosity, not selfishness; pride, not egotism.

— Omar N. Bradley

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Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions.

Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love.


Human selfishness quote I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world wil
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.

Go on bravely. Do not expect success in a day or a year. Always hold on to the highest. Be steady. Avoid jealousy and selfishness. Be obedient and eternally faithful to the cause of truth, humanity, and your country, and you will move the world.

Human selfishness quote Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
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Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals.

Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity;

and let us put aside all selfishness in consideration of language, nationality, or religion.

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.


Human selfishness quote All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.

Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error.

The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness.

Our minds can go no further. The human imagination is capable of no further expression of beauty than the carved owl of Athene, the archaic, marble serpent, the arrogant selfish head of the Acropolis Apollo.

I would have been a terrible mother because I'm basically a very selfish human being. Not that that has stopped most people going off and having children.

Human selfishness quote If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my
If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

The common trait of all evil is nothing other than egoism.

.. Basically all human evil comes from what we call the selfishness.

Selfishness is one of the principal fruits of the corruption of human nature;

and it is obvious that selfishness disposes us to over-rate our good qualities, and to overlook or extenuate our defects.


The major threats to our survival no longer stem from nature without but from our own human nature within. It is our carelessness, our hostilities, our selfishness and pride and willful ignorance that endanger the world.

Human selfishness quote It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.

Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service.

The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night, but it cannot banish the blackness of malice, hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity.

Although humans inherit a biological bias that permits them to feel anger, jealousy, selfishness and envy, and to be rude, aggressive or violent, they inherit an even stronger biological bias for kindness, compassion, cooperation, love and nurture - especially toward those in need. This inbuilt ethical sense is a biological feature of our species.

Human selfishness quote Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agen
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

The root of humanly caused evil is not man's animal nature, not territorial aggression, or innate selfishness, but our need to gain self-esteem, deny our mortality, and achieve a heroic self-image. Our desire for the best is the cause of the worst.


It is not up to us to particularize, but rather to deduce that the concepts of human rights originated from the divine influence because, as far as we are concerned, we are compelled to recognize our slow individual evolution from fierce selfishness toward a universal love, from the iniquity toward true justice.

We're into an age of excessive individuals, all right.

We're into the age were independence, autonomy, convenience, sometimes selfishness. The new trinity of me, myself and I, seems to dominate. We know that's contrary to the very nature of the human person. The very nature of the human person needs God and needs other people.

Human selfishness quote The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things:
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.

We are close to God when we are close to people.

If we think of God as something in favor of the betterment of human beings, and if we act in a way that brings about that betterment-if we do not cling to riches, selfishness, or greed-then I believe we are getting closer to God.

Kindly politeness is the slow fruit of advanced reflection;

it is a sort of humanity and kindliness applied to small acts and every day discourse: it bids man soften towards others, and forget himself for the sake of others: it constrains genuine nature, which is selfish and gross.

Faith is powerful enough to immunize people against all appeals to pity, to forgiveness, to decent human feelings. It even immunizes them against fear, if they honestly believe that a martyr's death will send them straight to heaven.


Human selfishness quote The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.

I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it

How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.

I think that there’s too much sugar in the world and not enough salt.

Kids want to be challenged. Humans want to aspire to something. You don’t win in life and you don’t win in athletics with softness or selfishness.

Human selfishness quote Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.
Laughter is the greatest weapon we have and we, as humans, use it the least.

The greatest productive force is human selfishness.

The greatest surprise of human evolution may be that the highest form of selfishness is selflessness.


In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.

Human selfishness quote When humanity measures wealth by love, truth and wisdom we will all be rich.
When humanity measures wealth by love, truth and wisdom we will all be rich.

It happens to all of us, I concluded that Easter Sunday morning.

God simply keeps reaching down into the dirt of humanity and resurrecting us from the graves we dig for ourselves through our violence, our lies, our selfishness, our arrogance, and our addictions. And God keeps loving us back to life over and over.

The heart of our problem is the selfishness in our heart.

The human spirit soars with hope when lifted by an encouraging word. The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle.

The happiest is the man who is not at all selfish.

Human selfishness quote One thing that defines humans: if we can imagine it, we can do it.
One thing that defines humans: if we can imagine it, we can do it.

A wise Government seeks to provide the opportunity through which the best of individual achievement can be obtained, while at the same time it seeks to remove such obstruction, such unfairness as springs from selfish human motives.


Legal plunder has two roots: One, as we have just seen, is in human selfishness;

the other is in false philanthropy.

At present, man applies to nature but half his force.

He works on the world with his understanding alone. He lives in it, and masters it by a penny-wisdom; and he that works most in it, is but a half-man, and whilst his arms are strong and his digestion good, his mind is imbruted, and he is a selfish savage.

To practice properly the Art of Peace, you must: Calm the spirit and return to the source. Cleanse the body and spirit by removing all malice, selfishness, and desire. Be ever grateful for the gifts received from the universe, your family, Mother nature, and your fellow human beings.

I wish I could write librettos for the rest of my life.

It is the purest of human pleasures, a heavenly hermaphroditism of being both writer and musician. No wonder that selfish beast Wagner kept it all to himself.