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Willard Gaylen

Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential - generosity, service, self-sacrificed, unselfishness and duty.

Character | Duty | Emotions | Generosity | Guilt | Qualities | Self | Service | Shame | Society |

George Santayana

Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.

Israel Zangwill

Selfishness is the only real atheism; unselfishness the only real religion.

Atheism | Religion | Selfishness |

B. C. Forbes, fully Bertie Charles "B.C." Forbes

The human being who lives only for themselves finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others.

Joy | Nothing | Selfishness | Unhappiness |

Israel Zangwill

Selfishness is the only real atheism; unselfishness the only real religion.

J. R. Miller, fully James Russell Miller

Love is always ready to deny itself, to give, sacrifice, just in the measure of its sincerity and intensity. Perfect love is perfect self-forgetfulness. Hence where there is love in a home, unselfishness is the law. Each forgets self and lives for others.

Love | Self | Sincerity |

Saki, pen name for Hector Hugh Munro or H.H. Munro NULL

People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die

Nothing | Religion |

Saki, pen name for Hector Hugh Munro or H.H. Munro NULL

I think she might at least have waited till the funeral was over,' said Amanda in a scandalized voice.

Justify | Nothing | Spirit | Unkindness | Forgive | Think |