Self Interest Quotes
Most popular self-interest quotes
A man will fight harder for his interests than his rights.
People are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.
Conscience whispers, but interest speaks aloud.
Of all trifles, titles are the lightest.
Our interests are grains of opium to our consciences, but they only put it to sleep for a terrible awakening.
We go on fancying that every man is thinking of us, but he is not; he is like us; he is thinking of himself.
Self-preservation is nature's first law.
Everyone thinks chiefly of his own, hardly ever of public interest.
If we do not take care of ourselves first, we become useless in helping others.
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
There are two levers for moving men—interest and fear.
Principles do not mainly influence even the principled; we talk on principle, but we act on interest.
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.
Every man's affairs, however little, are important to himself.
We talk on principle, but we act on interest.
Interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of parts, even that of disinterestedness.
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.
Do not confuse your vested interests with ethics. Do not identify the enemies of your privilege with the enemies of humanity.
Thinking that all individuals pursue "selfish" interests is equivalent to assuming that all random variables have zero covariance.