199 Unselfish Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Unselfish Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Selfishness doesn't consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love. — Aristotle

Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either. — Erich Fromm

Men tend to be selfish. — Caprice Bourret

Even when we speak of selflessness, the mind goes to "me." We think, "I'm selfless," but everything is selfless. — Sakyong Mipham

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. — Oscar Wilde

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. — Napoleon Hill

Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice. — Herbie Mann

Calculating selfishness is the annihilation of self. — Anton Chekhov

If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy! — Joyce Meyer

Happiness lies in making others happy, in forsaking self-interest to bring joy to others. — Paramahansa Yogananda

Short Unselfish Quotes

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  • Let me be patient, let me be kind, make me unselfish, without being blind. — Sayings
  • True happiness is found in unselfish Love, A love which increases in proportion as it is shared. — Thomas Merton
  • You have to love your children unselfishly. That's hard. But it's the only way. — Barbara Bush
  • Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable. — Jason Kidd
  • The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. — Billy Graham
  • Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. — Helen Keller
  • Learning to love unselfishly is not an easy task. It runs counter to our self-centered nature. — Rick Warren
  • If you want team play, you must stress defense. Defense makes players unselfish. — John Brady
  • Going to war was the only unselfish thing I have ever done for humanity. — David Niven

Being Unselfish Quotes

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A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world. — Ellen G. White

Those of us placed in a position of leadership must be prepared to grasp the nettle if we unite in doing so, and if, in addition, we set a worthy example and a marat on pace in probity, unselfishness, and self-sacrifice, the people will follow, all too readily, in our footsteps. — Obafemi Awolowo

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate. — Michael Jordan

It is the woman - nearly always - in spite of all the advances of modern feminism, who still takes responsibility for the bulk of the chores, as well as doing her paid job. This is true even in households where men try to be unselfish and to do their share. — A. N. Wilson

Have fire and spread all over. Work, work. Be the servant while leading, be unselfish, and never listen to one friend in private accusing another. Have infinite patience, and success is yours. — Swami Vivekananda

I love the idea of relationships as being the ultimate team - someone you share everything with, who completely and utterly backs you, and whom you give to completely unselfishly. It's easier said than done, but we all need something to aspire to. — Matthew Hussey

Let me be patient, let me be kind, make me unselfish, without being blind, though I may suffer, I'll envy it not and endure what comes cause he is all that I got — Lauryn Hill

I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with. — Shakira

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another. — Erma Bombeck

The moralist is the person who tells people that they ought to be unselfish, when they still feel like egos, and his efforts are always and invariably futile. — Alan Watts

Love Is Unselfish Quotes

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A Mother's love is something that no one can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may For nothing can destroy it or take that love away — Helen Steiner Rice

Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it. — Mary Baker Eddy

Every noble impulse, every unselfish expression of love, every surrender of self to something higher than self, every loyalty to an ideal, every fine courage of the soul – by doing good for good’s sake – that is spirituality. – — David O. Mckay

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man. — Edgar Allan Poe

Love is unselfishly choosing for another's highest good. — C. S. Lewis

The secret of being loved is in being lovely; and the secret of being lovely is in being unselfish. — J. G. Holland

But love is something that has to be as selfish as it is unselfish. You can't make yourself love someone because you feel like you should. Just wanting to love someone isn't enough. — Aprilynne Pike

In all holiest and most unselfish love, friendship is the purest element of the affection. No love in any relation of life can be at its best if the element of friendship be lacking. And no love can transcend, in its possibilities of noble and ennobling exaltation, a love that is pure friendship. — Henry Clay Trumbull

Unselfish love for all people without exception is the most important point of convergence among all significant spiritualities and religions. — Stephen G. Post

There can be no greatness in things. Things cannot be great. The only greatness is unselfish love. — William Henry Drummond

Unselfish Basketball Quotes

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'Play the right way' means play unselfishly, respect each other's achievements, play hard, fulfill your role — Gregg Popovich

They talked about teamwork. That's all it is. It's about team effort. No particular player trying to outshine each other. Playing unselfishly and believe. Good things will come. — Rajon Rondo

Create unselfishness as the most important team attribute. — Bill Russell

We are unselfish and we trust each other — Tim Duncan

Basketball, more than any other sport, is a team game...about the thousands of small, unselfish acts, the sacrifices on the part of the players that result in team building. — Dean Smith

Their unselfishness, the way they play and their poise factor. When you never panic, that's a great sign. — Shaquille O'Neal

Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that's how I expect to coach this basketball team. I am truly excited about this next phase of my basketball career. — Jason Kidd

Our titles would not have been possible without the unselfishness displayed by all our teams, the team wins, not the individuals — John Wooden

D-Wade is the unselfish guy here-he is welcoming Chris Bosh and LeBron James to his team. — LeBron James

Unselfish Team Quotes

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Our goal is to develop our team, to earn what we get, to learn, to develop unselfish attitudes. If we achieve that, the results is that we'll win. — Marv Levy

We realized that no one of us could be as good as all of us playing unselfishly. — Bill Bradley

When a gifted team dedicates itself to unselfish trust and combines instinct with boldness and effort, its ready to climb. — Pat Riley

But when you get into a situation where you can acquire a proven leader, a proven quality player, an unselfish player, a guy who taken a team to the Super Bowl, I think you do it. — Ron Jaworski

Eric Green is a great cornerback, but if he gets beat on one play he will come back and make it next. Just a guy that never gives up and does his best. A very unselfish guy not only as a cornerback but also on special teams. — Erick Green

The Spurs really are a family. They have a bunch of good guys that want to win, and the way they play is so unselfish. I’m looking forward to being involved in it. I feel that teams with players who are very close end up winning. — LaMarcus Aldridge

I think team sports probably teach you more about giving - about being unselfish and being flexible. — Chris Evert

Unselfish Love Quotes

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Take with you the joy of Easter to the home, and make that home bright with more unselfish love, more hearty service. — John Ellerton

Let your intentions be good - embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds - and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve — Grenville Kleiser

Put others before yourself, unselfish love, do unto others as you would have done to you. — Jessica Chastain

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless. — Mortimer Adler

Day by day we are building for eternity ... Every gentle word, every generous thought, every unselfish deed will become a pillar of eternal beauty in the life to come. — Rebecca Ruter Springer

Too unconcerned to love and too passionless to hate, too detached to be selfish and too lifeless to be unselfish, too indifferent to experience joy and too cold to express sorrow, they are neither dead nor alive; they merely exist. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

True Christianity is love in action. There is no better way to manifest love for God than to show an unselfish love for your fellow men. This is the spirit of missionary work — David O. Mckay

You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way. — Barbara Bush

It is in the faculty of noble, disinterested, unselfish love that lies the true gift and power of womanhood,--a power which makes us, not the equal of men (I never care to claim such equality), but their equivalents; more than their equivalents in a moral sense. — Frances Power Cobbe

Much of our love is confined to mere lip service and dreams of good deeds accomplished, but true love must be expressed in unselfish acts of kindness that bring others closer to our Heavenly Father. — Jack H. Goaslind

Unselfish Acts Quotes

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The record of a generous life runs like a vine around the memory of our dead, and every sweet unselfish act is now a perfumed flower. — Robert Green Ingersoll

Almost every day brings opportunities to perform unselfish acts for others. Such acts are unlimited and can be as simple as a kind word, a helping hand, or a gracious smile. — James E. Faust

The greatness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small and seemingly inconsequential acts. — Gordon B. Hinckley

When all is said and done, the unselfish acts of what we have done without asking for anything in return, will have said it all. — Brian Jett

I don't think people who have children are acting selfishly or unselfishly. Having a child who'll be loved, to parents who love each other, is the important thing. — Terry Jones

A truly unselfish act is not mine, but God's. It cannot be obstructed. Only for my own plans, my own wishes to study, to work, to rest, eat, or do a service to my fellowman- can some external circumstance "get in the way," and then I am grieved. — Tito Colliander

Kindness isn't sacrifice so much as it is being considerate for the feelings of others, sharing happiness, the unselfish thought, the spontaneous and friendly act, forgetfulness of our own present interests. — Carl Holmes

The most important part of religion isn't in any church. It's down in your own heart. Religion is in your thoughts, and in the way you act from day to day, in the way you treat other people. It's honesty, and unselfishness, and kindness. Especially kindness. — Maud Hart Lovelace

Not Selfish Quotes

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Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense. — Richard Dawkins

Any opposition not based on rationalism or science or experience will one day or other, reveal the fraud, selfishness, lies and conspiracies. — Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. — Theodore Roosevelt

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. — Corrie Ten Boom

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

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed. — Mahatma Gandhi

Boys, be ambitious. Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man can be. — William Clark

Yet one more item is needed to complete success, and that is the rendering of service to others in the community. Without this the mere satisfaction of selfish desire does not reach the top notch. — Robert Baden-Powell

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. — Swami Vivekananda

Being stubborn has helped, being selfish is not a bad thing. — Herbie Mann

Selfless Quotes

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If you judge people, you have no time to love them. — Mother Teresa

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. — Muhammad Ali Jinnah

We hear a constant clamor for rights, rights, always rights, but so very little about responsibility. And we have forgotten God. The need now is for selflessness, for a spirit of sacrifice, for a willingness to put aside personal gains for the salvation of the whole Western world. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Science makes people reach selflessly for truth and objectivity; it teaches people to accept reality, with wonder and admiration, not to mention the deep awe and joy that the natural order of things brings to the true scientist. — Lise Meitner

Selfless love is always costly; fear can't afford it, pride doesn't understand it and friends never forget it. — Bob Goff

Now you are deep in what seems to me a peculiarly selfless service. The spiritual training of children must be that. You work for the years you will not see. You work for the Invisible all the time, but you work for the Eternal. So it is all worthwhile. — Amy Carmichael

The number of those who do selfless public service and those who serve without expecting any return, should increase. Their sterling qualities should show the way to the people at large. Their life would be a model to show how man should conduct himself in public life. — Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. — Nancy Astor

The selfless giving, the service, the kindness which you give out into this world that is the currency of (the) meaning (of life). — Ajahn Brahm

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment. — Tony Robbins

Being Selfless Quotes

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Courtesy should be apparent in all our actions and words and in all aspects of daily life. But be courtesy, I do not mean rigid, cold formality. Courtesy in the truest sense is selfless concern for the welfare and physical and mental comfort of the other person. — Mas Oyama

Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation. — Swami Sivananda

Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation. — Sivananda

But then my mother, who's a very selfless, stoic person from a family of Marines, would tell us that what was good for our father was good for us - he would make more money; therefore, we'd be able to get better educations. — Patricia Richardson

True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves. That is Christ's great atoning example for us, and it ought to be more evident in the kindness we show, the respect we give, and the selflessness and courtesy we employ in our personal relationships. — Jeffrey R. Holland

The selfless love that we give to others, to the point of being willing to sacrifice our lives for them, is all the proof I need that human beings are not mere animals of self-interest. We carry within us a divine spark, and if we chose to recognize it, our lives have dignity, meaning, hope. — Dean Koontz

She was the archetypal selfless mother: living only for her children, sheltering them from the consequences of their actions - and in the end doing them irreparable harm. — Marcia Muller

You have to put yourself first... Being selfish in the morning is about selfless during the day. — Gary Brecka

Great calm, generous detachment, selfless love, disinterested effort: these are what make for success in life. If you can find peace in yourself and can spread comfort around you, you will be happier than an empress. — Rabindranath Tagore

Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you. — Ramakrishna

Selfishness Quotes

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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'm just the mere shadow of my former selfishness. I crave the silhouette of your kiss. — Elvis Costello

True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed. — Dalai Lama

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. — Mother Teresa

Millennials are often portrayed as apathetic, disinterested, tuned out and selfish. None of those adjectives describe the Millennials I've been privileged to meet and work with. — Chelsea Clinton

If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own power. Your self-sufficiency, your selfishness and your intellectual pride will inhibit His coming to live in your heart because God cannot fill what is already full. It is as simple as that. — Mother Teresa

When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear. — Thomas Sowell

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes. — Andrew Jackson

I'm going to be meeting with people today who talk too much - people who are selfish, egotistical, ungrateful. But I won't be surprised or disturbed, for I can't imagine a world without such people. — Marcus Aurelius

We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness. — Booker T. Washington

Selfish Quotes

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If you don't like me, remember it's mind over matter. I don't mind, and you don't matter. — Dr. Seuss

We are all making a crown for Jesus out of these daily lives of ours, either a crown of golden, divine love, studded with gems of sacrifice and adoration, or a thorny crown, filled with the cruel briars of unbelief, or selfishness, and sin. — Aimee Semple McPherson

Cultivate peace first in the garden of your heart by removing the weeds of lust, hatred, greed, selfishness, and jealousy. Then only you can manifest it externally. Then only, those who come in contact with you, will be benefited by your vibrations of peace and harmony. — Sivananda

All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love's sake, because it is the only law of life, just as you breathe to live. — Swami Vivekananda

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

The inescapable fact is that when we build a society based on greed, selfishness, and ruthless competition, the fruits we can expect to reap are economic insecurity at home and international discord abroad. — Tommy Douglas

I got a dream that's worth more than my reality. — Big Sean

It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a 'higher standard of living than any have ever known.' It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary and henceforth unrationalizable as mandated by survival. — R. Buckminster Fuller

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. — Sri Yukteswar Giri

Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see - Egoism, Arrogance, Conceit, Selfishness, Greed, Lust, Intolerance, Anger, Lying, Cheating, Gossiping and Slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then will be ready to fight the enemy you can see. — Al-Ghazali

Selfless Love Quotes

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The true power of love is found in selfless attitudes and actions that seek the best for another person without expecting anything in return. When we act in that way, the feeling of love follows close behind. — David Jeremiah

Love is given, not received. — Naval Ravikant

Love is love, only when it does what is right for the other, even if the other doesn't recognise it. — Mahatria Ra

You must love someone without expecting anything in return; otherwise, it’s not truly love. — Mark Manson

"It is my inmost conviction," Badshah Khan said, "that Islam is amal, yakeen, muhabat" - selfless service, faith, and love. — Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

True love means what’s mine is yours. — African Proverbs

Through selfless work, love of God grows in heart. — Ramakrishna

There is one and only one possible road to joy: selfless love. — Peter Kreeft

To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. Love is my true identity. Selflessness is my true self. Love is my true character. Love is my name. — Thomas Merton

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others. — Dalai Lama

Selfless Giving Quotes

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A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares. — Debi Mazar

I sincerely believe that there is nothing truly great in any man or woman except their character, their willingness to move beyond the realm of self and into a greater realm of selflessness. Giving back is the ultimate talent in life. That is the greatest trophy on my mantel. — Ozzie Smith

We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. — Gautama Buddha

Focusing intently on Christ naturally results in a lifestyle of increasingly greater selflessness. And it has another benefit. Gazing on Christ gives us greater ability to look past life's trials and remain calm in the midst of what others would call chaos. — Charles R. Swindoll

Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one's heart. — Sai Baba

Perfect joy lies in selflessly striving for the best outcome, and then humbly accepting whatever God gives. — Daya Mata

To me love is passionate, it is honest, and it is selfless. Love is willing to completely give up your life for someone, to make sacrifices and put them first. — Benjamin Stone

Selfless giving reminds us that there is an eternally present spirit in all of us, that when revealed, liberates us from both the transitory and the eternal - both of which ultimatly can be attachments. — Frederick Lenz

True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one's service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them. — J. Oswald Sanders

Only God can give us a selfless love for others, as the Holy Spirit changes us from within. This is one reason we must receive Christ, for apart from His Spirit we can never be freed from the chains of selfishness, jealousy, and indifference. Will others see Christ's love in your life today? — Billy Graham

Being Selfish Quotes

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The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make. — Woodrow Wilson

Eternal Trinity... mystery deep as the sea, You could give me no greater gift than the gift of Yourself. For You are a fire ever burning and never consumed, which itself consumes all the selfish love that fills my being. — St. Catherine of Siena

People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway. — Mother Teresa

Every day, for at least fifteen minutes, be selfish, and enjoy some time for you. — Rangan Chatterjee

Most men worry about their own bellies and other people's souls, when we all ought to be worried about our own souls and other people's bellies. — Yisroel Salanter

It's good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people. Hugh Hefner LegacyHugh Hefner

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself. — Kahlil Gibran

All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction. — Dalai Lama

If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. — Mother Teresa

I feel now, that Arabia could easily be evangelized within the next thirty years if it were not for the wicked selfishness of Christians. — Samuel Marinus Zwemer

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Perfect health, sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. — Sri Aurobindo

The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition. — Dale Carnegie

You are not here in the world for yourself. You have been sent here for others. The world is waiting for you! — Catherine Booth

An artist, if he's unselfish and passionate, is always a living protest. Just to open his mouth is to protest: against conformism, against what is official, public, or national, what everyone else feels comfortable with, so the moment he opens his mouth, an artist is engaged, because opening his mouth is always scandalous. — Pier Paolo Pasolini

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger. — Simone de Beauvoir

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless. — Billy Graham

A mother's love is something that no one can explain — It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain. It is endless and unselfish and enduring, come what may, For nothing can destroy it or take that love away. It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking. — Helen Steiner Rice

Nothing matters more to AA's future welfare than the manner in which we use the colossus of modern communication. Used unselfishly and well, it can produce results surpassing our present imagination. — Bill W.

The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful. — Swami Vivekananda

The highest perfection of politeness is only a beautiful edifice, built, from the base to the dome, of ungraceful and gilded forms of charitable and unselfish lying. — Mark Twain

The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognizes infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, accepts it, acquiesces in it, enjoys it. — Oscar Wilde

The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned. — Dale Carnegie

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Democracy is an experiment, and the right of the majority to rule is no more inherent than the right of the minority to rule; and unless the majority represents sane, righteous, unselfish public sentiment, it has no inherent right. — William Allen White

Though my work may be menial, though my contribution may be small, I can perform it with dignity and offer it with unselfishness. My talents may not be great, but I can use them to bless the lives of others.... The goodness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small and seemingly inconsequential acts. — Gordon B. Hinckley

A spontaneous act of generosity, performed with unselfish grace is an example of moral beauty, as are certain acts of courage; genuine modesty is a possible example, as is selfless love. Although moral beauty is a natural gift, it is nevertheless more likely to emerge and flourish in societies that appreciate and encourage it. — Yi-Fu Tuan

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others. — Charles W. Eliot

A wise unselfishness is not a surrender of yourself to the wishes of anyone, but only to the best discoverable course of action. — David Seabury

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