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He repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.

    Author: Francis Quarles

Proportion thy charity to the strength of thine estate, lest God in anger proportion thine estate to the weakness of thy charity.

    Author: Francis Quarles

One thing is clear to me, that no indulgence of passion destroys the spiritual nature so much as respectable selfishness.

    Author: George Macdonald

Our infinite obligations to God do not fill our hearts half as much as a petty uneasiness of our own; nor his infinite perfections as much as our smallest wants.

    Author: Hannah More

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

    Author: Helen Keller

Our society is filled with runaways, dropouts, and quitters. The epidemic of walking away has hit our land with effects as devastating as the bubonic plague, and it has destroyed millions of effective lives and relationships. We are so self-centred that we have ceased to lay down our lives for others. We have seen others faint or walk away and we have followed in their weakness. We have fainted when we could have persevered by exchanging our strength for His! With His strength, not only could we have kept on walking, we could have run!

    Author: Kay Arthur

The heart of man is a short word, a small substance, scarce enough to give a kite a meal, yet great in capacity; yea, so indefinite in desire that the round globe of the world cannot fill the three corners of it. When it desires more and cries, "Give, give," I will set it over to the infinite good, where the more it hath, it may desire more, and see more to be desired.

    Author: Joseph Hall

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inordinate desires commonly produce irregular endeavors. If our wishes be not kept in submission to God's providence, our pursuits will scarcely be kept under the restraints of his precepts.

    Author: Matthew Henry

I feel now, that Arabia could easily be evangelized within the next thirty years if it were not for the wicked selfishness of Christians.
- Sameul M. Zwemer

    Author: Assorted Authors

Self-will so ardent and active that it will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on.

    Author: Richard Cecil

Supreme and abiding self-love is a very dwarfish affection, but a giant evil.

    Author: Richard Cecil

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