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Self Interest Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Self Interest.

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

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Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw
nations and self-serving special interest groups.
- Ginny B. Waite

Is it really true that political self-interest is nobler
somehow than economic self-interest?
- Milton Friedman

 

The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
There is no friendship without self-interests.
This is a bitter truth.
- Chanakya

Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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My interest lies in my self-expression -
what's inside of me -
not what I'm in.
- John Turturro

Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight.
The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest -
and not merely a response to U.S.
criticism.
- Paul Samuelson

Nature...
is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.
- Charles Baudelaire

We must keep on trying to solve problems,
one by one, stage by stage, if not on the basis of
confidence and cooperation,
at least on that of mutual toleration and self-interest.
- Lester B. Pearson

It's not a choice between war and peace.
It's a choice between war and endless war.
It's not appeasement.
I think it's better even to call it American self-interest.
- Michael Scheuer

Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous
than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn
adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
- Elihu Root

Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
- Pindar

We hope the world will act in the spirit of enlightened self-interest.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

My commitment to the security and future of Israel
is based upon basic morality as well as enlightened self-interest.
Our role in supporting Israel honors our own heritage.
- Gerald R. Ford

We see considerable strain in Russia,
and that's obviously a matter of concern to us.
It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to
continue on the reform path.
- Warren Christopher

Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

For the state by its nature claims sovereignty,
the right to an unlimited development of power,
determined only by self-interest.
It is by nature anarchistic.
- Christian Lous Lange

For scholarship - if it is to be scholarship -
requires,
in addition to liberty, that the truth take precedence
over all sectarian interests,
including self-interest.
- John Charles Polanyi

If egotism means a terrific interest in one's self,
egotism is absolutely essential to efficient living.
- Arnold Bennett

The cause of violence is not ignorance.
It is self-interest.
Only reverance can restrain violence -
reverance for human life and the environment.
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

I am not going to make any commitments to the teachers
union to do anything until they do something that's
other than in their own self-
interest.
And everything they have done so far is in their self-interests,
and that's it.
- Chris Christie

The kind of society which we still have is maybe,
in some cases, getting worse.
Competition is becoming a virtue.
Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest.
Even to see other folks as competition.
- Major Owens

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you,
we cannot obtain order by physical coercion.
We believe that from ethics, enlightened self-interest,
and the commonweal, our governance will emerge.
- John Perry Barlow

President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable
integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest.
He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis,
provided steady leadership and restored people's faith
in the presidency and in government.
- Mark Udall

Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant
to act in their own self-interest,
have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind
with further restrictions on just about everyone else's
freedom of political speech.
- James L. Buckley

I was induced to establish several orders of merit,
from conviction that emulation, well directed,
becomes a useful servant; and, that the latent genius
of some youth is more easily brought into action this way,
than by the more sordid gratification of self-interest.
- Joseph Lancaster

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs,
in the interest of his own happiness,
to walk in the path of humility and self-control,
and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.
- Irving Babbitt

Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good;
but,
our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed,
self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it.
- Joseph Butler

If Congress does its job in this regard,
the residents of Puerto Rico will be empowered to act
in their own self-interest and express their future
political status aspirations accordingly.
- Dick Thornburgh

The private interest of the individual would not be
sufficiently provided for by reasonable and cool self-love alone;
therefore the appetites and passions are placed within
as a guard and further security,
without which it would not be taken due care of.
- Joseph Butler

It has always seemed strange to me...
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
And those traits we detest, sharpness,
greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest,
are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first they
love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I forgive for my own sake,
that I may transmute my resentments into Unconditional Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

In forgiveness you grant, and more so
in the forgiveness you receive.
- Terry Goodkind

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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