A Selfish World Quotes & Sayings (To Inspire Improvement)

A selfish world is a world in which everyone cares for themselves and their own interests.

A self-centered society where people will get what they want at any cost to others, regardless of who gets hurt in the process. In a selfish world every person would do whatever it takes to make themselves ‘happier’, even if it meant sacrificing others to do so.

Sad right?

The following quotes about a selfish world can create awareness and inspire change. We hope they inspire you too.

Selfish World Quotes


Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles. Harry S. Truman


We keep on being told that religion, whatever its imperfections, at least instils morality. On every side, there is conclusive evidence that the contrary is the case and that faith causes people to be more mean, more selfish, and perhaps above all, more stupid. Christopher Hitchens


In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction. David Mitchell


The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places. Bryant H. McGill


Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself. Julio Cortazar


One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. Mother Teresa


If you want to be a generous giver, you have to watch out for selfish takers. Adam Grant


Beware: at war or at peace, more people die of unenlightened self-interest than of any other disease. Octavia Butler


If you look at life with any honesty and intelligence, it’s clear that human nature is dark, vile, selfish, and despondent. But I also see a force in human nature, namely grace, that sometimes works against our natural moral entropy. Scott Derrickson


I cannot accept this country being destroyed by selfish people who only think about themselves. Mahathir Mohamad


Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action. Daniel Goleman


To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus


Selfishness must always be forgiven you know because there is no hope of a cure. Jane Austin


The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. Pope John Paul II


The world says: “You have needs — satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don’t hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more.” This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and suicide, for the poor, envy and murder. Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Socialism is the ideal state, but it can never be achieved while man is so selfish. Annie Besant


When we focus on others, our world expands. Daniel Goleman


Who is responsible for creating this world?

Every person contributes in some way to the creation of a selfish, self-centered society. Everyone deserves their fair share of responsibility because everyone has the ability to notice wrongdoing and do something about it.

Each individual must stand up for themselves, speak out against bad behavior, and actively work to make a difference in the world. People must take responsibility for their own thoughts and feelings if they want to see change in society.


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