47 Quotes About Self Centeredness


Having self confidence gives you a different perspective in life. The empowerment alone makes you feel like you can grab a hold of new opportunities. These quotes about self centeredness show you a whole new side of life when you remain too focused on yourself.

“A new way of thinking has become the necessary condition for responsible living and acting. If we maintain obsolete values and beliefs, a fragmented consciousness and self-centered spirit, we will continue to hold onto outdated goals and behaviors.”

“Actors are inherently self-centered.”

“Are you a slave to your self-centered nature or does your divine nature guide your life? Do you know that every moment of your life you’re creating through thought?”

“Because we have this whole other human being we have to think about other than ourselves. We had the luxury before of being totally self-centered.”

“Careful obedience to God’s law may serve as a strategy for rebelling against God.”

“Every type of evil we’ve got in us is the result of that one true illness of the human mind – that is, of being self-centered.”

“Few find inner peace but this is not because they try and fail, it is because they do not try. . . When your life is governed by the divine nature instead of the self-centered nature you have found inner peace.”

“Freedom, in childhood, may be the right to be totally self-centered. …But freedom in old age is the ability to be the best of the self I have developed during all those years.”

“I do not condemn any personal choices for intimate relationships. Love is love. I detest only the violence and trauma that any self-centered conduct can cause to others.”

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”

“I never want to end up being a self-centered, vain human being.”

“If friends disappoint you over and over, that’s in large part your own fault.”

“If we live a self-directed, self-motivated, self-centered life, always needing to get our own way, then we’re going to be miserable.”

“If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.”

“If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.”

“If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.”

“If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.”

“In the final analysis it is between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway.”

“Intelligence is one of the greatest human gifts. But all too often a search for knowledge drives out the search for love. This is something else I’ve discovered for myself very recently.”

“It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.”

“Learning to love unselfishly is not an easy task. It runs counter to our self-centered nature.”

“Lord, help us to see in your crucifixion and resurrection an example of how to endure and seemingly to die in the agony and conflict of daily life, so that we may live more fully and creatively.”

“Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are.”

“Marriage provides an ideal setting for overcoming any tendency to be selfish or self-centered.”

“No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered idea.”

“No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.”

“People are unrealistic, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.”

“People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway…. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway….”

“Reality TV is the perfect antidote to people who don’t have enough self-centered douchebags in their life.”

“Self-centered anger generates evil, but wrath at social injustice becomes the driving force for reform.”

“Self-centered indulgence, pride and a lack of shame over sin are now emblems of the American lifestyle.”

“The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world, because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source.”

“The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.”

“The most unhappy people in the world are the ones who live only for themselves. All that they do, they do only for their own sake.”

“The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.”

“The secret of achieving prosperity lies in so vividly keeping yourself centered in the inner focus of affluence that you literally exude the consciousness of it.”

“There are people so blind and self-absorbed in all matters that they always believe that, whatever they desire or think, they can impose their will on other people.”

“There are some things about myself I can’t explain to anyone. There are some things I don’t understand at all. I can’t tell what I think about things or what I’m after.”

“There is no doubt that in exchanging a self-centered for a selfless life we gain enormously in self-esteem. The vanity of the selfless, even those who practice utmost humility, is boundless.”

“Through recognizing and realizing the empty essence, instead of being selfish and self-centered, one feels very open and free.”

“To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving, No self centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting.”

“Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.”

“We have self-centered minds which get us into plenty of trouble. If we do not come to understand the error in the way we think, our self-awareness, which is our greatest blessing, is also our downfall.”

“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.”

“Why are young adults so self-centered and always seeking instant gratification? Because older adults, often in positions of power, paint them that way.”

“You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen as long as you keep yourself centered.”

“You will never find a truly happy self-centered person. They simply don’t exist.”

There are many times in life that call for some moments of life when you can be self centered.

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