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He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
- Septimius Tertullian

    Author: Assorted Authors

Self is the great antichrist and anti-God in the world, that sets up itself above all else.

    Author: Stephen Charnock

Nothing is eternal but that which is done for God and others. That which is done for self dies.

    Author: James H. Aughey

There are many seasons in a man's life - and the more exalted and responsible his position, the more frequently do these season's recur - when the voice of duty and the dictates of feeling are opposed to each other; and it is only the weak and the wicked who yield that obedience to the selfish impulses of the heart which is due to reason and honor.

    Author: James H. Aughey

Constantly choose rather to want less, than to have more.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he draws outward things to himself.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

Let this be thy whole endeavour, this thy prayer, this thy desire, that thou mayest be stripped of all selfishness, and with entire simplicity follow Jesus only.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis

A man's most glorious actions will at last be found to be but glorious sins, if he hath made himself, and not the glory of God, the end of those actions.

    Author: Thomas Brooks

Deliver me, O Lord, from that evil man, myself.

    Author: Thomas Brooks

More than once Jesus deliberately addressed certain issues that quickly diminished the number of onlookers. It was commitment that thinned the ranks.

    Author: Chuck Swindoll

However sweet the word may sound, any sectarian boasting is but the babbling of a babe. The divisions in the church are due to no other cause than to lack of love and walking after the flesh.

    Author: Watchman Nee

The flesh makes self the center and elevates self-will above God's will. It may serve God, but always according to its idea, not according to God's. It will do what is good in its own eyes. Self is the principle behind every action.

    Author: Watchman Nee

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