33 Quotes About Selfish Parents

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As parents, raising the right kind of children requires you to invest in them. These quotes about selfish parents capture the qualities that are less than desirable to successfully raise kids.

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”

“A person is called selfish, not for pursuing his or her own good, but for neglecting his or her neighbor’s.”

“All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we’ve tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they’re probably right.”

“Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.”

“As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”

“Children see in their parents the past, their parents see in them the future; and if we find more love in the parents for their children than in children for their parents, this is sad but natural. Who does not entertain his hopes more than his recollections.”

“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.”

“Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt.”

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

“I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction”

“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”

“I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.”

“I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.”

“If all the people in this world, in which we live, were as selfish as a few of the people in this world, in which we live, there would be no world in which to live.”

“If there is one thing I dislike, it is the man who tries to air his grievances when I wish to air mine.”

“If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.”

“It is the ignorant person who seeks his or her own ends at the expense of the greater whole. It is the ignorant person, therefore, who is the selfish person. The truly wise person is never selfish.”

“No man will work for your interests unless they are his.”

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”

“Our lives were short, and we never would have wanted to have them be shorter. Sometimes perspective comes far too late. You cannot trust yourself. You think you can, but you can’t. Not because you are selfish. You cannot live for anyone else’s sake. ”

“Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.”

“Parents raise children then grow old, and their children forget the things their old parents did for them, because their brains don’t remember before they grew selfish.”

“Selfish people are in a way terribly capable of great loves.”

“Selfish people lost so much in life, because even when they realize they are wrong, they don’t know how to ask for forgiveness or show regrets.”

“Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.”

“Selfishness comes from poverty in the heart, from the belief that love is not abundant.”

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”

“Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.”

“Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.”

“That man who lives for self alone, lives for the meanest mortal known.”

“There are many selfish people who are extremely original, then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up, that is an insincere move.”

“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.”

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.”

Dealing with toxic parents can be challenging. Using the right kind of strategies will ensure you have positive interactions and engagement with one another.