Quotes about selfishness

We need to be as critical of ourselves as we often are of others, and as generous to others as we always are to ourselves.

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To love at is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your ... read more

My Saviour went to a cross for me. I can deal with any inconveniences and matters that just aren’t my preference or style.

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The truth is that we fail to confront, not because we love others too much, but because we love ourselves too much. We fear others misunderstanding us or being angry with us. We are afraid of what others will think. We don’t want to endure the hardships of honesty because we love ourselves more than we love our neighbours.

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God, help me overcome my selfishness. I want to love the way You asked me to. I don’t want to say another insulting word to or about another person, not even jokingly. I want to shock my enemies with Christian love. I want to joyfully sacrifice for the poor, and to see You when I see them. I don’t want to fit in anymore. Holy Spirit, save me... read more

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