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self interest

«Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life»
«Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest»
«Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest»
Author: Pindar | Keywords: self interest, yield
«Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their ''evil'' look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it.»
«I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.»
«By self-interest, Man has become gregarious, but in instinct he has remained to a great extent solitary; hence the need of religion and morality to reinforce self-interest»
«Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.»
«Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.»
«If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.»
«Men are to be guided only by their self-interests. Good government is a good balancing of these; and, except a keen eye and appetite for self-interest, requires no virtue in any quarter. To both parties it is emphatically a machine: to the discontented, a ''taxing-machine';' to the contented, a ''machine for securing property'.' Its duties and its faults are not those of a father, but of an active parish-constable.»