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1. "Prosperity has many friends, even adversity has a few friends, but originality practicing the reality of altruistic humanity in life has only true friends."
Author: Anuj Somany
2. "These illustrations suggest four general maxims[...]. The first is: remember that your motives are not always as altruistic as they seem to yourself. The second is: don't over-estimate your own merits. The third is: don't expect others to take as much interest in you as you do yourself. And the fourth is: don't imagine that most people give enough thought to you to have any special desire to persecute you."
Author: Bertrand Russell
3. "Being an altruist I have an urge in mylife to help poor's but im not Bill Gates"
Author: Bilal Bashir Magry
4. "We are animals, yet are expected to be so much more. Although honor requires us to make altruistic decisions, even acting for the benefit of other people keeps coming back to self-interest, no matter how much one attempts to conceal it."
Author: Brian Herbert
5. "The event of falling in love is of such a nature that we are right to reject as intolerable the idea that it should be transitory. In one high bound it has overleaped the massive of our selfhood; it has made appetite itself altruistic, tossed personal happiness aside as a triviality and planted the interests of another in the centre of our being. Spontaneously and without effort we have fulfilled the law (towards one person) by loving our neighbour as ourselves. It is an image, a foretaste, of what we must become to all if Love Himself rules in us without a rival. It is even (well used) a preparation for that."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "The state of interbeing is a vulnerable state. It is the vulnerability of the naive altruist, of the trusting lover, of the unguarded sharer. To enter it, one must leave behind the seeming shelter of a control-based life, protected by walls of cynicism, judgment, and blame."
Author: Charles Eisenstein
7. "Science is a victim of its own reductive metaphors: 'Big Bang,' 'selfish gene' and so on. Richard Dawkins' selfish gene fitted with the Thatcherite politics of the time. It should actually be the 'altruistic gene,' but he'd never have sold as many books with a title like that."
Author: Charles Jencks
8. "Thus evolved some members of the Core—not altruists, but desperate survivalists who realized that the only way ultimately to win their never-ending zero-sum game was to stop the game. And to stop the game they needed to evolve into a species capable of empathy."
Author: Dan Simmons
9. "To forgive is not just to be altruistic."
Author: Desmond Tutu
10. "Post-adolescent Expert SyndromeThe tendency of young people around the age of eighteen, males especially, to become altruistic experts on everything, a state of mind required by nature to ensure warriors who are willing to die with pleasure on the battlefield. Also the reason why religions recruit kamikaze pilots and suicide bombers almost exclusively from the 18-21 range. "Kyle, I never would have guessed that when you were up in your bedroom playing World of Warcraft all through your teens, you were, in fact, becoming an expert on the films of Jean-Luc Godard."
Author: Douglas Coupland
11. "Competing is intense among humans, and within a group, selfish individuals always win. But in contests between groups, groups of altruists always beat groups of selfish individuals."
Author: E. O. Wilson
12. "Sometimes Harry thought the deepest split in his personality wasn't anything to do with his dark side; rather it was the divide between the altruistic and forgiving Abstract Reasoning Harry, versus the frustrated and angry Harry In The Moment."
Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
13. "Svoboda sledovat své vlastní zámery je však prinejmenším stejne duležitá pro úplného altruistu jako pro nejvetšího sobce. Altruismus, má-li být ctností, jiste nepredpokládá, že se musí poslouchat vule nekoho jiného. Je ale pravda, že znacná cást predstíraného altruismu se projevila touhou primet ostatní ke službe cílum, které "altruista" považuje za duležité."
Author: Friedrich Hayek
14. "We fail to reckon with the reality of human nature. By nature,we are egocentric. Our world revolves around us. None of us is totally altruistic."
Author: Gary Chapman
15. "Contemporary research shows that happy people are more altruistic, more productive, more helpful, more likable, more creative, more resilient, more interested in others, friendlier, and healthier. Happy people make better friends, colleagues, and citizens."
Author: Gretchen Rubin
16. "Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists."
Author: H.L. Mencken
17. "The poor are the only consistent altruists; they sell all they have and give it to the rich."
Author: Holbrook Jackson
18. "Elephants have the largest brains of any mammal on the face of the Earth. They are creative, altruistic and kind."
Author: Ingrid Newkirk
19. "Standing there, peering around his room, Pete realized something that should have dawned on him years ago: Science really did suck. (Russell was right.) There just wasn't any point to it. Sure, in its most altruistic distillation, science saved lives—but when had it ever made those lives worth living? The cold machine called science's sole purpose, and Pete knew it now, was to drain the wonder out of things, to sap the imagination of its juices, to rob possibilities from dreamers. Science explained without ever getting to the crux of the matter, locking us all into a single paradigm of thought: that all we are is randomly accumulated stardust hanging out on a larger clump of randomly accumulated stardust that is spiraling out and away from other chunks of randomly accumulated stardust, on a collision course with an empty infinity."
Author: Jay Nichols
20. "In this life sometimes you have to choose your own well being over someone else's. Because if you surrender too much of yourself, you'll lose your altruistic spirit altogether and then you won't be of any use to anyone [...] you're on a path of self-destruction. And if you don't free yourself from your guilt soon, you'll be eaten alive from the inside."
Author: Jeremy C. Shipp
21. "We benefit from doing nothing, from going out to play, from giving from the heart and spending time in nature. Most of all we benefit from having healthy, strong, and loving relationships with other people and from exercising the altruistic parts of ourselves."
Author: Jo Ann Davis
22. "Politics is brutal because it engages the most fundamental human impulses for affection, honor, power, and fame. Great principles and grand visions are ennobling, but at its best politics is an imperfect means to an altruistic end."
Author: Jon Meacham
23. "When we fall in love, we hope - both egotistically and altruistically - that we shall be finally, truly seen: judged and approved. Of course, love does not always bring approval: being seen may just as well lead to a thumbs-down and a season in hell."
Author: Julian Barnes
24. "And are you suspicious of me? (Maggie)Woman, I'm suspicious of anyone who acts altruistically. I've only known a handful of people in my entire life who were actually kind. The vast majority of people only help others when they know it'll benefit them in some manner. (Sin)"
Author: Kinley MacGregor
25. "Whatever they say about it, but being altruistic is not so simple for everyone. Not to look and sound like despotism, altruism must be learnt, and it's a long way, which in fact begins from our egoism, for really, a human can't love others if he doesn't love himself first."
Author: Lara Biyuts
26. "Are people innately altruistic?" is the wrong kind of question to ask. People are people, and they respond to incentives. They can nearly always be manipulated--for good or ill--if only you find the right levers. ~ Levitt & Dubner, "Superfreakonomics"
Author: Levitt And Dubner
27. "Intimacy, says the phenomenologist Gaston Bachelard, is the highest value. I resist this statement at first. What about artistic achievement, or moral courage, or heroism, or altruistic acts, or work in the cause of social change? What about wealth or accomplishment? And yet something about it rings true, finally—that what we want is to be brought into relationship, to be inside, within. Perhaps it's true that nothing matters more to us than that."
Author: Mark Doty
28. "Moreover, it is difficult to reconcile Hobbes's distrust for the individual with his confidence in the altruistic nature of the individual or individuals who will oversee and control the Leviathan. Are not the latter also of flesh and blood? Hobbes seems to be saying that man's nature cannot be trusted but the nature of a ruler or a ruling assembly of men can be trusted. How so?"
Author: Mark R. Levin
29. "I say you don't need religion, or political ideology, to understand human nature. Science reveals that human nature is greedy and selfish, altruistic and helpful."
Author: Michael Shermer
30. "We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others."
Author: Mortimer Adler
31. "He wasn't certain whether he was a good or bad person. Whether he was altruistic. Whether he was demonic. But he was certain of one thing. He was an artist. And for that he would never apologize."
Author: Patti Smith
32. "The most altruistic and sustainable philosophies fail before the brute brain stem imperative of self-interest."
Author: Peter Watts
33. "It's not that bad things never happen. But there's a pattern in which most people are calm, resourceful, altruistic, and they improvise emergency systems that work really well - whether it's getting the babies out of a collapsed hospital or putting together a community kitchen to feed everybody for the next few months."
Author: Rebecca Solnit
34. "Any altruistic system is inherently unstable, because it is open to abuse by selfish individuals, ready to exploit it."
Author: Richard Dawkins
35. "The happiest among us will be most altruistic, most distinct, most benevolent and most awkward to some of us in a way."
Author: RKSJ
36. "If tempted by something that feels "altruistic," examine your motives and root out that self-deception. Then, if you still want to do it, wallow in it!"
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
37. "Be in your life an altruist not an egoist."
Author: Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
38. "The root of all inauthentic manifestations of being-with-others is the attitude of self-concern. It is in this state of mind that, either consciously or unconsciously, we reduce the central aim of all value and meaning to the accomplishment of the welfare of ourselves alone. This attitude can operate very deviously even in the person who outwardly appears to be thoroughly altruistic. Despite all magnanimous commitments and generous deeds, it silently measures the ultimate worth of these things in terms of the personal satisfaction that results from them. It is the root of inauthentic being-with because it is primarily responsible in preventing our essential being-with-others from full and genuine expression."
Author: Stephen Batchelor
39. "Angels are violent creatures." "So I noticed. I used to think they were all sweet and kind." "Why would you think that? Even in your Bible, we're harbingers of doom, willing and able to destroy entire cities. Just because we sometimes warned one or two of you beforehand doesn't make us altruistic."
Author: Susan Ee
40. "Un fantôme en pleine forme tient de la contradiction, tout comme un financier altruiste ou un Woody Allen optimiste. Peut-être les fantômes, lorsqu'ils reviennent sur terre, se montrent-ils sous leur jour le plus heureux ?"
Author: Takuji Ichikawa
41. "Todos hemos empezado a menospreciar las virtudes de las demás facciones para reafirmar las nuestras. No quiero que sea así, quiero ser valiente y altruista, y también inteligente, amable y sincero" - Cuatro."
Author: Veronica Roth
42. "'The Portrait of Dorian Grey' beautifully articulates how the altruistic part of ourselves clashes with our essentially narcissistic state."
Author: Walton Goggins

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I am an extremely sincere individual. I am sincere, to a fault. One of the many things that I have come to realize, to learn, is that sincerity must be reserved and given only to those who deserve it. And one must save one's emotions, channeling them only to the people who are worthy of it. One must not throw one's pearls to the pigs."
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