Altruism Quotes

Most popular altruism quotes

Altruism's true name is always Anonymous.
Compassion can be defined, therefore, as an attitude of principled, consistent altruism.


Altruism has always been one of biology's deep mysteries.  Why should any animal, off on its own...choose to give up its life in aid of someone else?
Altruism is a brief phase through which some adolescents must pass. It is rather like acne. Happily, as with acne, only a few are permanently scarred.
If tempted by something that feels "altruistic," examine your motives and root out that self-deception. Then, if you still want to do it, wallow in it!

Giving self-deception

The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.

long-term thinking

Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism?