The Ultimate Way To Recognize The Selfish People In Your Life

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We all have experienced it from time to time where we are trying to do something for others to make them happy, to feel good from inside, to share our joy with them, but there are some people in our lives, who don’t do the same. They want to do everything for their own happiness and don’t want to share. Such human beings are incapable of loving others and always put themselves first, sometimes even at the expense of others. Here is a collection of some of the selfish people quotes that you will be able to recognize them. Have a look.

Selfish People Quotes:

1.“There are many selfish people, who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.” – Daniel Smith

2.“Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.” – Erich Fromm

3.“Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others.” – Ouida

4.“Marriage takes your whole heart; selfish people can’t pull it off.” – Helen Hunt

5.“It is sad that most of the people who have great ideas are so selfish and uses them for benefit.” – Unknown

6.“Nowadays, even love is selfish; there is so much selfishness that surrounds the planet we have.” – Unknown

7.“Because selfish people only think of their own sake, the result of what they do is negative.” – Unknown

8.“You’re either selfish, or you’re a servant…but fundamentally selfish people are terrible friends, terrible lovers, terrible spouses, terrible Christians, terrible parents. They leave a terrible legacy. Will you be selfish? Will you be a servant? A good marriage is a servant and a servant.” – Mark Driscoll

9.“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” – Oscar Wilde

10.“Selfish people are, by definition, those whose activities are devoted to bringing themselves happiness. Yet . . . these selfish people are far less likely to be happy than those whose efforts are devoted to making others happy.” – Bernard Rimland

11.“Selfish people, with no heart to speak of, have the best time of it.” – Josh Billings

12.“Think what a contribution selfish people of great talent could have made if their commitments had been made to Jesus Christ instead of to themselves! We will do better in every aspect of our lives if we commit to a God in whose life we see miracles, power over disease and death.” – Vaughn J Featherstone

13.“Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

14.“Selfishness keeps man blind through life.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

15.“Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace.” – Dalai Lama

16.“Relationships aren’t designed for selfish individuals.” – Unknown

17.“There are two types of humans in this world: those who function so they can get something and those who function so they can give something.” – Sarah Noffke

18.“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

19.“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” – Napoleon Hill

20.“SELFISH isn’t a dirty word. Fit your own oxygen mask first so you’re able to help someone else.” – Unknown

21.“Putting yourself first is not selfish. Thinking about yourself constantly is selfish. Please respect the difference.” – Unknown

22.“Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless.” – Edward Albert

23.“Because of your selfishness you lost me, because of your pride I found someone new.” – Unknown

24.“Selfish fake friends only have themselves in the end.” – Unknown

25.“Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race.” – William E. Gladstone

26.“It is impossible to be both selfish and happy.” – Dark Angel

27.“It’s Not Selfish to Do What Is Best for you.” – Unknown

28.“Happiness doesn’t come through selfishness, but through selflessness. Everything you do comes back around.” – Unknown

29.“When you love yourself more, people say you are selfish. When you care for others more, they say you are stupid.” – Unknown

30. “A prime truth – man is selfish.” – William J. Federer

31.“The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself, neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced; so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge; selfishness by Love.” – James Allen

32.“I have many ‘friends’ who are selfish. So I rather prefer to stay alone because loneliness is better than a loveless friendship.” – Annu

33.“I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.” – Jerry Lewis

34.“When it comes to my racing career I’m very driven and very selfish. People who are around me at races will know that I’m a different person here than in my personal life. I completely blank people at races. I need to be focused. I’m rude.” – Jenson Button

35.“Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets… Their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming.” – Steve Maraboli

36.“The tide seldom shifts in favor of a selfish individual.” – Carlos Wallace

37.“Selfish has always gotten a bad rap. You should do you for you.” – Matthew McConaughey

38.“Selfishness Creates Greed And Greed Destroys The Soul.” – Zarina Bibi

39.“I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity.” – Charles Dudley Warner

40. “Selfishness is like a wall. A useless wall, without a doubt. It cannot hold one’s own joy in. But simply keeps the world’s joy out.” – Unknown

41.“To be selfish is to harm others in the pursuit of your own interest. It is not selfish to take care of yourself, to love yourself, to take time to be healthy. Self-care is not selfish it’s necessary.” – Avina Celeste

42.“One moment in your life you are going to become selfish, that’s the way you are going to survive.” – Deyth Banger

43.“Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.” – Madame Roland

44.“Selfishness A Fantastic Way To Be Miserable.” – Unknown

45.“Supporting selfish people is a waste of time and energy! They will always find an excuse to blame you for their own mistakes!” – Lily Amis

46.“Selfishness at the expense of others is bad. Self-care for the betterment of others is good.” – Richie Norton

47.“The distinction between selfishness and self fullness is that self fullness is being true to one’s needs, opinions and perception without worrying what others think and understanding an important difference that when we disappoint some people we are actually allowing them to find their own strength.” – Unknown

48.“Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you.” – Kyoko Escamilla

49.“Some people are Selfish. They cheat; they stab, & will try to bring you down. Never let them get you down. Instead use them as steps to reach your AIM.” – Venkat Desireddy

50.“When people cannot use you, They will call you selfish and mean, they don’t know your struggles, They don’t know where you have been” – Charmaine J Forde

51.“A selfish person is one who cares only for their own pleasures, even if it causes pain to someone else. They have no consideration for anyone else, and worry …” – Calvin Dillard

52.“A selfish life isn’t God’s purpose for you” – Sunday Adelaja

53.“What are selfish people but ones who use the weakness of others for their own pleasure?” – Unknown

54.“There are people who are so original that they become selfish and use those ideas for profit.” – Unknown

55.“We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.” – Lord Byron

56.“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.” – Mandy Hale

57.“Selfish people lose so much in life, because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets.” – Unknown

58.“That is the thing about selfish people. They gamble entire beings. Entire souls to please their own.” – Rupi Kaur

59.“Protect your heart because most people are only concerned with their own and they don’t care if they break yours.” – Unknown

60.“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

61.“Selfishness Destroys Relationships, Humility Develops Relationships.” – Mark Merrill

62.“There are people who, the more you do for them; the less they will do for themselves.” –  Jane Austen

63.“I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can’t be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.” – Russell Brand

64.“Selfish people tend to only be good to themselves… then are surprised when they are alone.” – Steve Maraboli

65.“That which a man willingly shares, he keeps. That which he selfishly keeps, he loses.” – Unknown

66.“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.” – Helen Keller

67.“A rich life is lived from a giving heart not a selfish mind.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

68.“To achieve something, you need to be a little selfish…!” – Akansh Malik

69. “I am a greedy, selfish bastard. I want the fact that I existed to mean something.” – Harry Chapin

70.“Some people are selfish in all of their relationships. Those people are called sociopaths.” – Adam Grant

71.“It’s enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.” – Adrian Grenier

72.“A selfish man is a thief.” – Jose Marti

73. “I think my heart is quite selfish. If I followed my heart, I would not be a good person. But I have moral principles. I have to sit down and reflect.” – Jo Nesbo

74.“A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.” – Richard Whately

75. “Pity the selfishness of lovers it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.” – Elizabeth Bowen

76.“Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don’t have to sacrifice.” – Unknown

77.“I’m a really selfish person. But I would do anything for my friends.” – Jami Attenberg

78.“A lot of people these days are selfish type. Nobody can do something on this problem! – It’s a problem let’s left it like this.” – Deyth Banger


Generous people love to share and always think of others, that gives them love and happiness. On the other end, selfish people take advantage of others and exploit or manipulate people for their own benefits, blaming others for their issues. As a result, when they end up being lonely, they complain that the world didn’t do justice with them. A giving heart always results in rich life while a selfish mind tries to become happy at the expense of others and ultimately doesn’t gain much. Today our planet is full of those who only think about themselves. Let’s take a vow to be kind to each other and considerate towards the society.


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