37 Quotes About Being Selfish in Love


Being a little selfish in life is not a bad thing. These quotes about being selfish in love illustrate the damage that can be done when you are in a relationship with another where you are expected to share everything with them.

“All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction.”

“Be kind enough to everyone that no one would ever doubt you to be selfish even if you are.”

“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.”

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

“Go on and waste some energy for someone else tonight, go out there and just do it all, okay?”

“I am too selfish to be a mother, I can barely tolerate being his lover at this point. I am selfish and I make no apology for that.”

“I got a dream that’s worth more than my reality.”

“I love you so much that nothing can matter to me – not even you…Only my love- not your answer. Not even your indifference.”

“I would not be great to sacrifice too much of yourself as you will then be left with nothing.”

“If you don’t like me, remember it’s mind over matter. I don’t mind, and you don’t matter.”

“It is easy to love friends and sweethearts. This is selfish love. Higher love embraces enemies and all ugly, bad people. The highest love doesn’t see goodness or badness at all.”

“It is sad that most of the people who have great ideas are so selfish and uses them for benefit.”

“It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.”

“It was because all we wanted was each other’s constant love and attention and for no one else to receive that love and attention, which is a selfish and difficult place to be in a relationship.”

“It’s probably a pretty safe bet to stay away from anyone who brags about their skills in bed.”

“Love is selfish yet a selfless feeling.”

“Love is the most selfish of all the passions.”

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”

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

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

“Selfishness, not love, is the actuating motive of the gallant.”

“Stop doing things just for your own benefit and start living a better and brighter life today.”

“The brittle bones beneath my chest cracked, piercing my heart. It was you who breathed new life into my lungs and it was you who would later syphon the life you had given so as to feed your selfish desires.”

“The thing about being selfish is that you don’t care if someone is at your feet begging you to stay with him, offering you the world, his heart and soul. It doesn’t matter.”

“The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.”

“There are people who are so original that they become selfish and use those ideas for profit.”

“There is nothing born out of selfishness, you just have to give the best you can in everything.”

“There is nothing wrong in giving without expecting anything in return, that is the beauty of it.”

“They were unfailing in their love for me, and most of the time they had gotten nothing in return. Maybe that last part was the proof that my mother was right. They only gave, and I only took.”

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”

“To join two things together there must be nothing between them or there cannot be a perfect fusion.”

“We cannot love ourselves unless we love others, and we cannot love others unless we love ourselves. But a selfish love of ourselves makes us incapable of loving others.”

“What are selfish people but ones who use the weakness of others for their own pleasure?”

“When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.”

“When you stop thinking of the benefit of other people, that is the moment you become selfish.”

“When you think yourself as nothing, then something important will begin.”

“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.”

There are many ways that you can easily demonstrate feelings of selfishness in your relationship. Being aware of these and ensuring you avoid them at all costs will help you in the end.

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