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How Selfish Sayings By Elif Shafak: If you want to strengthen your faith, you will need to soften inside. For your If you want to strengthen your faith, you will need to soften inside. For your faith to be rock solid, your heart needs to be as soft as a feather. Through an illness, accident, loss or fright, one way or another, we all are faced with incidents that teach us how to become less selfish and judgmental, and more compassionate and generous. Yet some of us learn the lesson and manage to become milder, while some others end up becoming even harsher than before. The only way to get closer to Truth is to expand your heart so that it will encompass all humanity and still have room for more Love. — Elif Shafak
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How Selfish Sayings By Charlotte Featherstone: Tilting her face back, he looked into her eyes. They were unfocused, unable to settle Tilting her face back, he looked into her eyes. They were unfocused, unable to settle on his face. And the same terrifying feeling stole over him once again. An acute fear - a final, painful realization - that her world was one of utter blackness. At last he realized the magnitude
of her blindness. He couldn't imagine never seeing her again.
It was like a death, the inevitable conclusion when someone was gone. Why it should hit him now, after all these years, he could not fathom, but it was there, and finally he understood her private hell. He'd told her he would die without sight. Selfish, arrogant bastard, concerned
with his own needs, his own perversions to watch
himself pleasure her, to study her as she accepted him, to watch their bodies joined. How carelessly he had said that, not thinking of Elizabeth and what she would die for. What she wanted in this life. — Charlotte Featherstone
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How Selfish Sayings By Carl Sagan: If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves. If we continue to accumulate only power and not wisdom, we will surely destroy ourselves. Our very existence in that distant time requires that we will have changed our institutions and ourselves. How can I dare to guess about humans in the far future? It is, I think, only a matter of natural selection. If we become even slightly more violent, shortsighted, ignorant, and selfish than we are now, almost certainly we will have no future. — Carl Sagan
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How Selfish Sayings By Margaret Thatcher: Nevertheless, the Tenth Commandment-'Thou shalt not covet'-recognizes that making money and owning things could become Nevertheless, the Tenth Commandment-'Thou shalt not covet'-recognizes that making money and owning things could become selfish activities. But it is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but love of money for its own sake. The spiritual dimension comes in deciding what one does with the wealth. How could we respond to the many calls for help, or invest for the future, or support the wonderful artists or craftsmen whose work also glorifies God, unless we had first worked hard and used our talents to create the necessary wealth? — Margaret Thatcher
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How Selfish Sayings By Napoleon Hill: Experience is an asset of which no worker can be cheated, no matter how selfish Experience is an asset of which no worker can be cheated, no matter how selfish or greedy his immediate employer may be. — Napoleon Hill
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How Selfish Sayings By Lindsay C. Gibson: Remember, your goodness as a person isn't based on how much you give in relationships, Remember, your goodness as a person isn't based on how much you give in relationships, and it isn't selfish to set limits on people who keep on taking. — Lindsay C. Gibson
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How Selfish Sayings By Sarah J. Maas: Maybe there could be no future, no hope of anything more, but just looking at Maybe there could be no future, no hope of anything more, but just looking at him standing there, in this moment, she wanted to be selfish and stupid and wild.
It could all go to hell tomorrow, but she had to know what it was like, just for a little while, to belong to someone, to be wanted and cherished.
He did not move, didn't do anything but stare - seeing her exactly how she saw him - as she grabbed the lapels of his tunic, pulled his face down to hers, and kissed him fiercely. — Sarah J. Maas
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How Selfish Sayings By Criss Jami: As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set As individuals die every moment, how insensitive and fabricated a love it is to set aside a day from selfish routine in prideful, patriotic commemoration of tragedy. Just as God is provoked by those who tithe simply because they feel that they must tithe, I am provoked by those who commemorate simply because they feel that they must commemorate. — Criss Jami
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How Selfish Sayings By Anthony De Mello: I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling I was neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn't, no matter how hard I tried. Then one day someone said to me, Don't change. I love you just as you are. Those words were music to my ears: Don't change, Don't change. Don't change ... I love you as you are. I relaxed. I came alive. And suddenly I changed! — Anthony De Mello
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How Selfish Sayings By Peter Marshall: And so, this was the final major theme we found: that when a group of And so, this was the final major theme we found: that when a group of people, no matter how small or ordinary, was willing to die out to their selfish desires, the life which came out of that death was immeasurable, and continued to affect lives far into the future. — Peter Marshall
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How Selfish Sayings By George Stephanopoulos: The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent, so compassionate, so public-spirited and so The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent, so compassionate, so public-spirited and so conscious of his place in history act in such a stupid, selfish and self-destructive manner? — George Stephanopoulos
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How Selfish Sayings By Elle Casey: I guess there's a benefit to dating a bunch of selfish losers ... it sure I guess there's a benefit to dating a bunch of selfish losers ... it sure teaches a girl to how to give a good blow job. — Elle Casey
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How Selfish Sayings By Thomas Sowell: The idealism of the left is a very selfish idealism. In their war against 'the The idealism of the left is a very selfish idealism. In their war against 'the rich' and big business, they don't care how much collateral damage there is to workers who end up end up unemployed. — Thomas Sowell
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How Selfish Sayings By Craig Stone: Parents raise children then grow old, and their children forget the things their old parents Parents raise children then grow old, and their children forget the things their old parents did for them, because their brains don't remember before they grew selfish.
There are buildings all over the world full of old people sitting around looking out of windows, full of hate for their selfish sons and daughters.
And meanwhile, the selfish sons and daughters look out of their windows at their children playing and think how wonderful their unbreakable bond of love is between them and their children. — Craig Stone
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How Selfish Sayings By Mary Oliver: That your spirit grow in curiosity, that your life be richer than it is, that That your spirit grow in curiosity, that your life be richer than it is, that you bow to the earth as you feel how it actually is, that we - so clever, and ambitious, and selfish, and unrestrained - are only one design of the moving, the vivacious many. — Mary Oliver
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How Selfish Sayings By Stephen L. Carter: True love is not the helpless desire to possess the cherished object of one's fervent True love is not the helpless desire to possess the cherished object of one's fervent affection; true love is the disciplined generosity we require of ourselves for the sake of another when we would rather be selfish; that, at least, is how I have taught myself to love my wife. — Stephen L. Carter
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How Selfish Sayings By John Geddes: Don't be self-conscious - other people are completely unaware of you and more concerned with Don't be self-conscious - other people are completely unaware of you and more concerned with how they appear ... — John Geddes
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How Selfish Sayings By Erin O'Riordan: How often in our lives have we withheld the truth from someone we're supposed to How often in our lives have we withheld the truth from someone we're supposed to love? We justify it by telling ourselves we're doing them some kindness, when in reality, we're just being selfish. We don't want them to know the truth because if they did, well, they might not love us anymore. How many of us have ever felt that no one would love us if they knew the real us? Love bears all things, the Bible tells us. The truth is, everyone who really loves you can bear the real you. — Erin O'Riordan
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How Selfish Sayings By Aysha Taryam: Viciousness is part of the world we live in, some of us choose to ignore Viciousness is part of the world we live in, some of us choose to ignore it with the rationalisation of wanting only positivity to flow our way. How selfish we have become! That the pain of others has become a hindrance to the fulfilment of our positive selves. — Aysha Taryam
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How Selfish Sayings By William Carlos Williams: At our age the imagination across the sorry facts lifts usto make roses stand before At our age the imagination
across the sorry facts
lifts us
to make roses
stand before thorns.
Sure
love is cruel
and selfish
and totally obtuse -
at least, blinded by the light,
young love is.
But we are older,
I to love
and you to be loved,
we have,
no matter how,
by our wills survived
to keep
the jeweled prize
always
at our finger tips.
We will it so
and so it is
past all accident. — William Carlos Williams
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How Selfish Sayings By David Lozell Martin: I have always believed that character is destiny, that if you know someone's true character, I have always believed that character is destiny, that if you know someone's true character, you can pretty much map out how your association with that person will unfold. If the person's character is honorable, you will be treated honorably. If the person's character is selfish, then you will have to give more to the person than you'll ever receive. — David Lozell Martin
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How Selfish Sayings By Mitch Albom: In this culture, it's so important to find a loving relationship with someone because so In this culture, it's so important to find a loving relationship with someone because so much of the culture does not give you that. But the poor kids today, either they're too selfish to take part in a real loving relationship, or they rush into marriage and then six months later, they get divorced. They don't know what they want in a partner. They don't know who they are themselves - so how can they know who they're marrying? — Mitch Albom
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How Selfish Sayings By Robin York: I could feed you a line about how I want that because I think you I could feed you a line about how I want that because I think you need somebody to show you you're not broken, how you're beautiful and sexy and if you're dirty it's only in the good way, the way everybody is dirty. I could tell you that, and it would be true, but what's really true is that I'm selfish and I want you. I don't know how to stop wanting you. I'm just really fucking tired of trying. — Robin York
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How Selfish Sayings By Henry Rollins: All of the things that the bible warns you of being: jealous, covetous, murderous, selfish, All of the things that the bible warns you of being: jealous, covetous, murderous, selfish, etc., that's kind of how humans are. — Henry Rollins
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How Selfish Sayings By Nathan Filer: The worst thing about this illness isn't the things it makes me believe, or what The worst thing about this illness isn't the things it makes me believe, or what it makes me do. It's not the control that it has over me, or even the control it's allowed other people to take.
Worse than all of that is how I have become selfish. — Nathan Filer
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How Selfish Sayings By Heidi McLaughlin: You're unbelievable and completely selfish, Liam. This is not how I raised you. You're unbelievable and completely selfish, Liam. This is not how I raised you. — Heidi McLaughlin
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How Selfish Sayings By James Runcie: He was puzzled by his mood. Despite the beauty of his surroundings, he found it He was puzzled by his mood. Despite the beauty of his surroundings, he found it curiously disconcerting. The art was almost too good to be true. What was it saying about humanity, and how much was the Renaissance culpable of creating the myth of individual rather than collective achievement? Was this the beginning of the desire for individual fame and recognition that contradicted Christian humility and shared responsibility; licensing the modern notion of ambition and selfish aspiration? On — James Runcie
How Selfish Sayings By Tupac Shakur: I'm not saying I'm going to rule the world, I'm going to change the world. I'm not saying I'm going to rule the world, I'm going to change the world. But I guarantee I will spark the brain that will change the world. And that's our job. It's to spark somebody else watching us. We might not be the one, but let's not be selfish. And because we['re] not going to change the world, not talk about how we should change it. I don't know how to change it. But I know if I keep talking about how dirty it is out here, somebody's going to clean it up! — Tupac Shakur
How Selfish Sayings By Emily Bronte: Hope Was but a timid friend;She sat without the grated den,Watching how my fate would Hope Was but a timid friend;
She sat without the grated den,
Watching how my fate would tend,
Even as selfish-hearted men.
She was cruel in her fear;
Through the bars one dreary day,
I looked out to see her there,
And she turned her face away!
Like a false guard, false watch keeping,
Still, in strife, she whispered peace;
She would sing while I was weeping;
If I listened, she would cease.
False she was, and unrelenting;
When my last joys strewed the ground,
Even Sorrow saw, repenting,
Those sad relics scattered round;
Hope, whose whisper would have given
Balm to all my frenzied pain,
Stretched her wings, and soared to heaven,
Went, and ne'er returned again! — Emily Bronte
How Selfish Sayings By Toby Stephens: I've learnt an enormous amount from my children. Mostly that my agenda isn't the most I've learnt an enormous amount from my children. Mostly that my agenda isn't the most important thing in the world. For a while, I was trying to squeeze them into my life. And it was such torment! It makes you realise how selfish you are. — Toby Stephens
How Selfish Sayings By Joseph Gordon-Levitt: But I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it But I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. — Joseph Gordon-Levitt
How Selfish Sayings By Toni Morrison: She knew from personal experience how hard loving was, how selfish and how easily sundered. She knew from personal experience how hard loving was, how selfish and how easily sundered. Withholding sex or relying on it, ignoring children or devouring them, rerouting true feelings or locking them out. Youth being the excuse for that fortune-cookie love - until it wasn't, until it became pure adult stupidity. — Toni Morrison
How Selfish Sayings By Lauren Holly: You'll be a good parent when you're ready to no longer be selfish. Until I You'll be a good parent when you're ready to no longer be selfish. Until I was about 35, it was all about me. I look back and I'm astonished at how I lived my life - it was totally self-involved. — Lauren Holly
How Selfish Sayings By Hermann Hesse: He had also learned that the sick and unfortunate are far more receptive to traditional He had also learned that the sick and unfortunate are far more receptive to traditional magic spells and exorcisms than to sensible advice; that people more readily accept affliction and outward penances than the task of changing themselves, or even examining themselves; that they believe more easily in magic than reason, in formulas than experience ... They would much rather pay in money and goods than in trust and love. They cheat one another and expect to be cheated themselves. You had to learn to see man as a weak, selfish, and cowardly creature; you also had to realize how many of these evil traits and impulses you shared yourself ... — Hermann Hesse
How Selfish Sayings By Erin McCarthy: Promise me if I don't make you happy, you'll toss me aside, no matter how Promise me if I don't make you happy, you'll toss me aside, no matter how much pressure I put on you. Because even though I can be selfish, all I really want is for you to be happy. — Erin McCarthy
How Selfish Sayings By Stacy Pershall: Nobody would commit suicide if the pain of being inside herself, the agony of the Nobody would commit suicide if the pain of being inside herself, the agony of the sleepless, tortured hours spent watching the world get smaller and uglier, were bearable or could be relieved by other people telling her how they wanted her to feel. A depressed person is selfish because her self, the very core of who she is, will not leave her alone, and she can no more stop thinking about this self and how to escape it than a prisoner held captive by a sadistic serial killer can forget about the person who comes in to torture her everyday. Her body is brutalized by her mind. It hurts to breathe, eat, walk, think. The gross maneuverings of her limbs are so overwhelming, so wearying, that the fine muscle movements or quickness of wit necessary to write, to actually say something, are completely out of the question. — Stacy Pershall
How Selfish Sayings By Alan Bradley: How I longed to tell her about Harrietbut somehow I could not. The grief in How I longed to tell her about Harriet
but somehow I could not. The grief in the room belonged to Porcelain and I realized, almost at once, that it would be selfish to rob her of it in any way. — Alan Bradley
How Selfish Sayings By Emily Auerbach: Eudora Welty singles out for praise Austen's "habit of seeing both sides of her own Eudora Welty singles out for praise Austen's "habit of seeing both sides of her own subject - of seeing it indeed in the round" ... Both men and women can be vain about their appearances, selfish about money, overawed by rank, and limited by parochialism; both men and women can function capably, think profoundly, feel deeply, create imaginatively, laugh wittily, and love faithfully. Without vindicating the rights of anyone directly, Austen posits a humanism far ahead of her time. "How really modern she is, after all," Welty concludes of Austen. — Emily Auerbach
How Selfish Sayings By Marilyn Grey: Two selfish people make miserable love story. One selfless person and one selfish person make Two selfish people make miserable love story. One selfless person and one selfish person make an okay love story that may or may not continue depending on how selfless the one person is. But when two people are selfless ... you will have the most beautiful love story in the world and it will only get better in time. — Marilyn Grey
How Selfish Sayings By Edward W. Said: We live in one global environment with a huge number of ecological, economic, social, and We live in one global environment with a huge number of ecological, economic, social, and political pressures tearing at its only dimly perceived, basically uninterpreted and uncomprehended fabric. Anyone with even a vague consciousness of this whole is alarmed at how such remorselessly selfish and narrow interests - patriotism, chauvinism, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds - can in fact lead to mass destructiveness. The world simply cannot afford this many more times. — Edward W. Said
How Selfish Sayings By Betsy Lerner: For most writers, reading is also a very intense experience; they don't read so much For most writers, reading is also a very intense experience; they don't read so much as compete. The writer measure's himself against every text he encounters, imagining he could do it better or wishing he had thought of it first. The natural writer would almost always rather be reading, writing, or alone, except of course when he needs to come up for air (that is, for subject matter, food, sex, love, attention). He may be a selfish son of a bitch, he may seem to care more about his work than about the people in his life, he may be a social misfit, a freak, or a smooth operator, but every person who does serious time with a keyboard is attempting to translate his version of the world into words so that he might be understood. Indeed, the great paradox of the writer's life is how much time he spends alone trying to connect with other people. — Betsy Lerner
How Selfish Sayings By Richard Paul Evans: Suppose we as children are selfish by nature, judging our parents in the context not Suppose we as children are selfish by nature, judging our parents in the context not of their worlds and challenges but of our worlds and how they meet our needs. Even as we mature we rarely think of them as having been young like us. — Richard Paul Evans
How Selfish Sayings By Jamie McGuire: You slept just fine in the recliner. Why couldn't you sleep with me?""You mean next You slept just fine in the recliner. Why couldn't you sleep with me?"
"You mean next to a guy who still smelled like the pair of bar flies he had just sent home? I don't know! How selfish of me! — Jamie McGuire
How Selfish Sayings By Catherynne M Valente: Oh, I will be cruel to you, Marya Morevna. It will stop your breath, how Oh, I will be cruel to you, Marya Morevna. It will stop your breath, how cruel I can be. But you understand, don't you? You are clever enough. I am a demanding creature. I am selfish and cruel and extremely unreasonable. But I am your servant. When you starve I will feed you; when you are sick I will tend you. I crawl at your feet; for before your love, your kisses, I am debased. For you alone I will be weak. — Catherynne M Valente
How Selfish Sayings By Kerrelyn Sparks: In just a week, he'd taught her so much. That good, honorable men like him In just a week, he'd taught her so much. That good, honorable men like him stayed the same after death. That she'd existed for too long with only hatred and revenge in her heart. Love was a much nobler cause to live for. Love didn't follow its own selfish agenda; it was willing to make sacrifices for others. How strange that it took an undead man to show her how to live. — Kerrelyn Sparks
How Selfish Sayings By Hilary Flower: Society tried to teach me that children are by nature selfish, out-of-control, and demanding, that Society tried to teach me that children are by nature selfish, out-of-control, and demanding, that their goal is power and that they are always trying to see how much they can get away with, that you can't let children manipulate you or become too dependant, and that disobedience equals disrespect. As a mother, I have come to believe strongly that my child's primary goals are having his needs met, feeling connected to others, and feeling self-worth. His misbehavior is an attempt to get a need met or to feel significance and connection, done in an appropriate way ... my job as a parent is to help my child identify and meet those needs in appropriate ways. - Lisa S. — Hilary Flower
How Selfish Sayings By Thomas Otway: How many menHave spent their blood in their dear country's service,Yet now pine under want; How many men
Have spent their blood in their dear country's service,
Yet now pine under want; while selfish slaves,
That even would cut their throats whom now they fawn on,
Like deadly locusts, eat the honey up,
Which those industrious bees so hardly toil'd for. — Thomas Otway
How Selfish Sayings By Victoria Aveyard: Not to mention the fact that your uncle seems determined to drink away the coffers Not to mention the fact that your uncle seems determined to drink away the coffers of House Jacos." Another swig of gin. Coriane almost laughed at the irony. "How selfish. — Victoria Aveyard
How Selfish Sayings By Suzy Kassem: How will people remember you when you are gone? And for how long until they How will people remember you when you are gone? And for how long until they forget? Were you selfish or selfless? A gossip or a patient listener? Did you add value to the world, or did you simply take from it? Did you add value to the lives of others, or did you take the value out of someone's life? Were you a plus or negative? Meaningful or meaningless? Do you live to take or live to give? — Suzy Kassem
How Selfish Sayings By C.S. Lewis: I am suffering incessant temptations to uncharitable thoughts at present; one of those black moods I am suffering incessant temptations to uncharitable thoughts at present; one of those black moods in which nearly all one's friends seem to be selfish or even false. And how terrible that there should be even a kind of pleasure in thinking evil. — C.S. Lewis
How Selfish Sayings By Ayn Rand: You're unbearably conceited," was one of the two sentences she heard throughout her childhood, even You're unbearably conceited," was one of the two sentences she heard throughout her childhood, even though she never spoke of her own ability. The other sentence was: "You're selfish." She asked what was meant, but never received an answer. She looked at the adults, wondering how they could imagine that she would feel guilt from an undefined accusation. — Ayn Rand
How Selfish Sayings By Miley Cyrus: My job is to be a role model, and that's what I want to do, My job is to be a role model, and that's what I want to do, but my job isn't to be a parent. My job isn't to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I'm still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That's just life. — Miley Cyrus
How Selfish Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: How soon the labor of men would make a paradise of the earth were it How soon the labor of men would make a paradise of the earth were it not for misgovernment and a diversion of his energies to selfish interests. — Thomas Jefferson
How Selfish Sayings By Amelia C. Gormley: Well, look at it this way," Robin reasoned as I sat with him and Geoff Well, look at it this way," Robin reasoned as I sat with him and Geoff at their kitchen table that night, half-plastered from the pitcher of margarita they'd blended up. Was I going to have a tequila hangover in the morning? Oh, honey, you bet your sweet ass I was. And how many fucks did I give?
Not a one.
"Even if you were overreacting to read what you read into this guy's offer - which I don't think you were, though I doubt he actually thought it through enough to intend it to be read that way - you still have to ask yourself: What's in it for you, hanging around some motel room waiting for a married man to make a booty call? What benefit would you get out of that situation, or out of prolonging your relationship with him? He might not have meant it to be an insulting offer, but it was absolutely a one hundred percent selfish offer. There was no upside for you whatsoever, unless the sex really was just that amazing. — Amelia C. Gormley
How Selfish Sayings By Alexandra Katehakis: Nowhere is moral shortcoming more prevalent than in the intersection between our espoused morality and Nowhere is moral shortcoming more prevalent than in the intersection between our espoused morality and the way we engage romantic and sexual partners. In truth, how we function sexually is a microcosm of the way that we are in the world. We might ask ourselves, "Are we being selfish, considerate, or dismissive? Are we minimizing, compliant or controlling?" Sex is the ultimate laboratory where we can actually try out new ways of relating to ourselves and our lover, being conscious and mindful of how we impact another person. It takes great humility to open a genuine exploration of our lived
not just stated
morality. But to live by the dictates of our own internal compass brings equally great joy, serenity, and self-respect. — Alexandra Katehakis
How Selfish Sayings By Dan Harris: We are constantly murmuring, muttering, scheming, or wondering to ourselves under our breath," wrote Epstein. We are constantly murmuring, muttering, scheming, or wondering to ourselves under our breath," wrote Epstein. " 'I like this. I don't like that. She hurt me. How can I get that? More of this, no more of that.' Much of our inner dialogue is this constant reaction to experience by a selfish, childish protagonist. None of us has moved very far from the seven-year-old who vigilantly watches to see who got more." There were also delightful passages about the human tendency to lurch headlong from one pleasurable experience to the next without ever achieving satisfaction. Epstein totally nailed my habit of hunting around my plate for the next bite before I'd tasted what was in my mouth. As he described it, "I do not want to experience the fading of the flavor - the colorless, cottony pulp that succeeds that spectacular burst over my taste buds." Prior — Dan Harris
How Selfish Sayings By Sylvia Plath: So I am led to one or two choices! Can I write? Will I write So I am led to one or two choices! Can I write? Will I write if I practice enough? How much should I sacrifice to writing anyway, before I find out if I'm any good? Above all, CAN A SELFISH, EGOCENTRIC, JEALOUS, AND UNIMAGINATIVE FEMALE WRITE A DAMN THING WORTHWHILE? Should I sublimate (my how we throw words around!) my selfishness in serving other people- through social or other such work? Would I then become more sensitive to other people and their problems? Would I be able to write honestly? Then of other beings besides a tall, introspective adolescent girl? I must be in contact with a wide variety of lives if I am not to become submerged in the routine of my own economic strata and class. — Sylvia Plath
How Selfish Sayings By Frank Warren: How I wish I could hug everyone and tell them that it's okay. It's okay How I wish I could hug everyone and tell them that it's okay. It's okay to be scared and angry and hurt and selfish. It's part of being human, — Frank Warren
How Selfish Sayings By Lindsey Rietzsch: Sometimes when we get so caught up in our dreams we get tunnel vision. It Sometimes when we get so caught up in our dreams we get tunnel vision. It becomes about "me, me, me," and we fail to see those around us who need our help. When this happens we can expect to experience obstacles or as I like to call them, "gentle reminders" that we are not the center of the universe. When we are not using our talents and strengths to bless others, how can we expect the Lord to bless us? — Lindsey Rietzsch
How Selfish Sayings By James Patterson: I had to give him props, but how annoying of him to be a hero I had to give him props, but how annoying of him to be a hero when I was trying so hard to dislike him. It was downright selfish. — James Patterson
How Selfish Sayings By Jim Crace: I'm not thinking when I'm writing, 'How's this going to read?' Or, 'What percentage of I'm not thinking when I'm writing, 'How's this going to read?' Or, 'What percentage of the audience is going to stay with me?' The thing itself is what gives me pleasure. Sometimes stuff just falls onto the page so beautifully and happily that it's deeply satisfying. It's selfish! — Jim Crace
How Selfish Sayings By William Deresiewicz: There's no doubt about it: fun people are fun. But I finally learned that there There's no doubt about it: fun people are fun. But I finally learned that there is something more important, in the people you know, than whether they are fun. Thinking about those friends who had given me so much pleasure but who had also caused me so much pain, thinking about that bright, cruel world to which they'd introduced me, I saw that there's a better way to value people. Not as fun or not fun, or stylish or not stylish, but as warm or cold, generous or selfish. People who think about others and people who don't. People who know how to listen, and people who only know how to talk. — William Deresiewicz
How Selfish Sayings By Julian Barnes: I used to believe, when I was 'just' a reader, that writers, because they wrote I used to believe, when I was 'just' a reader, that writers, because they wrote books where truth was found, because they described the world, because they saw into the human heart, because they grasped both the particular and the general and were able to re-create both in free yet structured forms, because they understood, must therefore be more sensitive- also less vain, less selfish- than other people. Then I became a writer, and started meeting other writers, and studied them, and concluded that the only difference between them and other people, the only, single way in which they were better, was that they were better writers. They might indeed be sensitive, perceptive, wise, generalizing and particularizing- but only at their desks and in their books. When they venture out into the world, they regularly behave as if they have left all their comprehension of human behaviour stuck in their typescripts. It's not just writers either. How wise are philosophers in their private lives? — Julian Barnes
How Selfish Sayings By Marvin Minsky: In any case, I hope that it will be a good thing when we understand In any case, I hope that it will be a good thing when we understand how our minds are built, and how they support the modes of thought that we like to call emotions. Then we'll be better able to decide what we like about them, and what we don't - and bit by bit we'll rebuild ourselves. I don't think that most people will bother with this, because they like themselves just as they are. Perhaps they are not selfish enough, or imaginative, or ambitious. Myself, I don't much like how people are now. We're too shallow, slow, and ignorant. I hope that our future will lead us to ideas that we can use to improve ourselves. — Marvin Minsky
How Selfish Sayings By Anonymous: At times, the confident lose confidence, the patient lose their cool, the generous act selfish, At times, the confident lose confidence, the patient lose their cool, the generous act selfish, and the knowledgeable second guess what they know. And guess what? We're all human. We all make mistakes, we lose our tempers, and we get caught off guard. We stumble, we slip, and we spin out of control sometimes. But that's usually the worst of it. We all have our moments. Most of the time, we're remarkable. So stand beside the people you love through their trying times of imperfection, and offer yourself the same courtesy. For more tips on how to live a productive life, read "The Angel Affect" and join the mission. — Anonymous
How Selfish Sayings By T.J. Klune: When Big Eddie left, I only worried about how it affected me. I didn't worry When Big Eddie left, I only worried about how it affected me. I didn't worry about the others. I was selfish. Self-centred. I took to the river and let myself float on its waters. I didn't care if I drowned. I didn't care what became of me. I was hurt, I was angry, and I didn't care what that meant for the future. I just wanted everything to stop. — T.J. Klune
How Selfish Sayings By Blake Crouch: In five minutes, this little thing had come into my life and stared into my In five minutes, this little thing had come into my life and stared into my eyes and turned me into a different woman. What had I feared? The loss of identity? My time? How stupid and selfish, because holding my child, watching her suckle, every doubt and fear I had about her vanished. I fell, instantly, irreversibly, in love. — Blake Crouch
How Selfish Sayings By Marston Bates: The late Alan Gregg pointed out that human population growth within the ecosystem was closely The late Alan Gregg pointed out that human population growth within the ecosystem was closely analogous to the growth of malignant tumor cells within an organism: that man was acting like a cancer on the biosphere. The multiplication of human numbers certainly seems wild and uncontrolled ... Four million a month - the equivalent of the population of Chicago ... We seem to be doing all right at the moment; but if you could ask cancer cells, I suspect they would think they were doing fine. But when the organism dies, so do they; and for our own, selfish, practical ... reasons, I think we should be careful about how we influence the rest of the ecosystem. — Marston Bates
How Selfish Sayings By Kyung-Sook Shin: You realize how selfish you were to wish that your wife survived you. It was You realize how selfish you were to wish that your wife survived you. It was your selfishness that made you deny that your wife had a serious illness. — Kyung-Sook Shin
How Selfish Sayings By Remi Aubuchon: There's little things like that, that we paid a lot of attention to. We don't There's little things like that, that we paid a lot of attention to. We don't always know how to bond together to get help or to do something, and our attempts are often awkward, selfish or weird. We talked a lot about how to open things up. — Remi Aubuchon
How Selfish Sayings By Paul Beatty: You'd rather be here than in Africa. The trump card all narrow-minded nativists play. If You'd rather be here than in Africa. The trump card all narrow-minded nativists play. If you put a cupcake to my head, of course, I'd rather be here than any place in Africa, though I hear Johannesburg ain't that bad and the surf on the Cape Verdean beaches is incredible. However, I'm not so selfish as to believe that my relative happiness, including, but not limited to, twenty-four-hour access to chili burgers, Blu-ray, and Aeron office chairs is worth generations of suffering. I seriously doubt that some slave ship ancestor, in those idle moments between being raped and beaten, was standing knee-deep in their own feces rationalizing that, in the end, the generations of murder, unbearable pain and suffering, mental anguish, and rampant disease will all be worth it because someday my great-great-great-great-grandson will have Wi-Fi, no matter how slow and intermittent the signal is. — Paul Beatty
How Selfish Sayings By Terry Pratchett: All witches are selfish, the Queen had said. But Tiffany's Third Thoughts said: Then turn All witches are selfish, the Queen had said. But Tiffany's Third Thoughts said: Then turn selfishness into a weapon! Make all things yours! Make other lives and dreams and hopes yours! Protect them! Save them! Bring them into the sheepfold! Walk the gale for them! Keep away the wolf! My dreams! My brother! My family! My land! My world! How dare you try to take these things, because they are mine!
I have a duty! — Terry Pratchett
How Selfish Sayings By Julie Klassen: At the door he turned and looked back. She stood, facing away from him, the At the door he turned and looked back. She stood, facing away from him, the sunlight from the window enshrouding her in an unmerited halo of gold. Perhaps, he thought, that was how God saw all His children. Selfish and fallen, yes. But in the forgiving light of His Son, each wore an unmerited halo — Julie Klassen
How Selfish Sayings By Dean Koontz: The opportunity to love a dog and to treat it with kindness is an opportunity The opportunity to love a dog and to treat it with kindness is an opportunity for a lost and selfish heart to be redeemed. They are powerless and innocent, and it is how we treat the humblest among us that surely determines the fate of our souls — Dean Koontz
How Selfish Sayings By Moira Young: I know it's selfish of me to even think of sayin this. You deserve a I know it's selfish of me to even think of sayin this. You deserve a guy who'll ... pluck the stars from the sky and lay 'em at yer feet. I'm the kinda guy who'd step on 'em on my way out the door. I ain't got nuthin to offer you. He takes my hands in his. I jest want you to know that ... How I feel about you ain't changed. No. That ain't true. It has changed. It's grown stronger. He touches my face. You run deep in me Saba. — Moira Young
How Selfish Sayings By Matthew McConaughey: I'm a fan of the word selfish. Self. Ish. When I say I have gotten I'm a fan of the word selfish. Self. Ish. When I say I have gotten a lot more self-ish, I mean I am less concerned with what people think of me. I'm not worried about how I'm perceived. Selfish has always gotten a bad rap. You should do for you. — Matthew McConaughey
How Selfish Sayings By Rebecca Rogers Maher: But that's depression, isn't it? It makes you selfish. It ... it shrinks your world But that's depression, isn't it? It makes you selfish. It ... it shrinks your world down. Like you're inside a tornado or something. How are you supposed to care about the things outside that storm? When it's all you can do to just survive it? — Rebecca Rogers Maher
How Selfish Sayings By Billy Casper: I never got caught up in playing for history, seeing how many majors I could I never got caught up in playing for history, seeing how many majors I could win, or rewriting the record books. Those are selfish objectives, and the guy who chokes usually does so because he dwells on what it all means to him. I was only worried about my family. And although I had my share of failures, it was never because I choked. — Billy Casper
How Selfish Sayings By Erin McCarthy: No. I'm trying to think like a human, trying to decide if it's selfish to No. I'm trying to think like a human, trying to decide if it's selfish to kiss you. If it's not in your best interest. I don't always understand how to be thoughtful."
He really did look like he was having an internal struggle over right and wrong. I could practically see the wheels grinding in his skull. "Here's a clue," I told him. "If I ask you if you're going to kiss me, it means I want you to, which means it's not selfish of you."
He frowned. "Are you sure?"
A demon with a moral streak stronger than any guy I'd ever met. Who would have imagined that. — Erin McCarthy
How Selfish Sayings By Ivan Figueroa-Otero: They, the selfish ones, are like spiritual lame people who use other beings as crutches They, the selfish ones, are like spiritual lame people who use other beings as crutches to walk on the path of life. And they are the Blind of Spirit who never find Love, because they do not know how to love and do not let themselves be loved — Ivan Figueroa-Otero
How Selfish Sayings By David Mitchell: The world's a headmaster who works on your faults. I don't mean in a mystical The world's a headmaster who works on your faults. I don't mean in a mystical or Jesus way. More how you'll keep tripping over a hidden step, over and over, till you finally understand: Watch out for that step! Everything that's wrong with us, if we're too selfish or too Yessir, Nosir, Three bags full sir or too anything, that's a hidden step. Either you suffer the consequences of not noticing your fault forever or, one day, you do notice it, and fix it. Joke is, once you get it into your brain about that hidden step and think, Hey, life isn't such a shithouse after all again, then BUMP! Down you go, a whole new flight of hidden steps.
There are always more. — David Mitchell
How Selfish Sayings By Milton Mayer: The American goes to Paris, always has, and comes back and tells his neighbor, always The American goes to Paris, always has, and comes back and tells his neighbor, always does, how exorbitant and inhospitable it is, how rapacious and selfish and unaccommodating and unresponsive it is, how dirty and noisy it is-and the next summer his neighbor goes to Paris. — Milton Mayer
How Selfish Sayings By Seth Godin: Generous and authentic leadership will always defeat the selfish efforts of someone doing it just Generous and authentic leadership will always defeat the selfish efforts of someone doing it just because she can. How — Seth Godin
How Selfish Sayings By Mercy Cortez: How selfish and dark it was to count my blessings based on another's hell How selfish and dark it was to count my blessings based on another's hell — Mercy Cortez
How Selfish Sayings By Mort Sahl: Remember that no matter how selfish, how cruel, how unfeeling you have been today, every Remember that no matter how selfish, how cruel, how unfeeling you have been today, every time you take a breath, you make a flower happy. — Mort Sahl
How Selfish Sayings By Anita Brookner: You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish. — Anita Brookner
How Selfish Sayings By Criss Jami: Love does not dwell on how much one receives in return. If there is ever Love does not dwell on how much one receives in return. If there is ever any balance in love, it is in a contest of who can love who more. — Criss Jami
How Selfish Sayings By Jennifer L. Armentrout: You know, when the shit started really going down back in Vegas, I had my You know, when the shit started really going down back in Vegas, I had my doubts. When I saw Paris get taken out, then Andrew and Ash, I asked myself if I would've done this again, the same way, knowing the risks."
"The thing is, I knew the risks when I got out of the car. I knew people could die and that didn't stop me. And when I looked up and saw you standing there, alive and okay, I knew I would do it all over again. "I would do it, Kat. How incredibly selfish is that? How messed up? I think that makes me pretty worthy of your distaste. — Jennifer L. Armentrout
How Selfish Sayings By Cassandra Clare: You speak of sacrifice, but it is not my sacrifice I offer. It is yours You speak of sacrifice, but it is not my sacrifice I offer. It is yours I ask of you," he went on. "I can offer you my life, but it is a short life; I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many more beats it shall sustain. But I love you enough to hope that you wil not care that I am being selfish in trying to make the rest of my life - whatever length - happy, by spending it with you. I want to be married to you, Tessa. I want it more than I have ever wanted anything else in my life." He looked up at her through the veil of silvery hair that fell over his eyes. "That is," he said shyly, "if you love me, too. — Cassandra Clare
How Selfish Sayings By Dan Ariely: Put simply, the link between creativity and dishonesty seems related to the ability to tell Put simply, the link between creativity and dishonesty seems related to the ability to tell ourselves stories about how we are doing the right thing, even when we are not. The more creative we are, the more we are able to come up with good stories that help us justify our selfish interests. — Dan Ariely
How Selfish Sayings By Graham Greene: Grief and disappointment are like hate: they make men ugly with self-pity and bitterness. And Grief and disappointment are like hate: they make men ugly with self-pity and bitterness. And how selfish they make us too. — Graham Greene
How Selfish Sayings By Joan Benoit: It's funny. I'm attracted to things that don't have any impact on life. People say It's funny. I'm attracted to things that don't have any impact on life. People say I've done a great thing for women. I don't think I have. People say I've given people courage. That makes me feel good, but I don't see how I do that. I think my running is a selfish thing. But it provides the challenge that allows me to feel good about myself. How can I expect to do well in other activities if I don't feel good about myself? — Joan Benoit
How Selfish Sayings By Todd G. Gongwer: Your day is full of choices . . . what to eat, where to go, Your day is full of choices . . . what to eat, where to go, how to talk, all kinds of things like that. Most of those choices involve a kind of choice within the choice: Do I simply choose what I want, or do I consider what's best for others while I consider what I want? When you choose what's best for others first, you're choosing to be selfless. Choose what you want without considering others and, obviously, you're being selfish. — Todd G. Gongwer
How Selfish Sayings By Lisa Henry: I love you," he said, and I wondered which one of us he was trying I love you," he said, and I wondered which one of us he was trying to convince. "You're like a secret nobody else has heard yet, and the selfish part of me is glad that other people don't know you the way I do, because if they saw how perfect you are, every one of them would try to steal you away from me. — Lisa Henry
How Selfish Sayings By Annette Vaillancourt: I am startled by how resistant people are to doing anything nice or nurturing for I am startled by how resistant people are to doing anything nice or nurturing for themselves, especially women. They fear being selfish. This intense clinging to a martyr role doesn't serve anyone. It makes you brittle, not resilient. — Annette Vaillancourt
How Selfish Sayings By Timothy Keller: First, you begin to find out how selfish this wonderful person is. Second, you discover First, you begin to find out how selfish this wonderful person is. Second, you discover that the wonderful person has been going through a similar experience and he or she begins to tell you how selfish you are. And third, though you acknowledge it in part, you conclude that your spouse's selfishness is more problematic than your own. This is especially true if you feel that you've had a hard life and have experienced a lot of hurt. — Timothy Keller
How Selfish Sayings By Candace Cameron Bure: Our marriage is grounded in the word of God. That's really it. God is the 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
How Selfish Sayings By Siri Hustvedt: How she loved you, her bubeleh, her boychik, her darling, but there was something cloying How she loved you, her bubeleh, her boychik, her darling, but there was something cloying in that love, something theatrical and selfish, and you knew it and, as soon as you were big enough, you kept her at a safe distance. — Siri Hustvedt
How Selfish Sayings By Renee Ericson: Plans are for fools who are naive and selfish. No one can predict anyone's life, Plans are for fools who are naive and selfish. No one can predict anyone's life, no matter how hard they might try. At the end of the day, everyone was gifted with something called free will. — Renee Ericson
How Selfish Sayings By J. Sheridan Le Fanu: You will think me cruel, very selfish, but love is always selfish; the more ardent You will think me cruel, very selfish, but love is always selfish; the more ardent the more selfish. How jealous I am you cannot know. You must come with me, loving me, to death; or else hate me, and still come with me, and hating me through death and after. There is no such word as indifference in my apathetic nature. — J. Sheridan Le Fanu