He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives.
Lovers never get tired of each other because they are forever talking about themselves.
François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.
How a sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! He is his own exclusive object. Supreme selfishness is inculcated in him as his only duty,
Charles Lamb (1775-1834) English essayist.
He who is wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package.
Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without himself.
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.
If we were not all so excessively interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) German philosopher.