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Top 70 Motivational Quotes on Selflessness (LOVE)

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes on Selflessness

“A good man will never harm or oppress another. A good man will share his last morsel of food with others in need, and die of hunger when he no longer has any food — instead of cheat or steal from others to survive. Selflessness. Humility. Truthfulness. These are the three marks of an honorable man.”

Suzy Kassem
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. - Nancy Astor
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. – Nancy Astor
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy true fulfillment. - Tony Robbins
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment. – Tony Robbins
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. - Gautama Buddha
We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. – Gautama Buddha
No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank
Desire is the root of selfishness; clear your heart of desire and be selfless. Selflessness is the key to inner peace. - Christofer Drew
Desire is the root of selfishness; clear your heart of desire and be selfless. Selflessness is the key to inner peace. – Christofer Drew
If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy! - Joyce Meyer
If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy! – Joyce Meyer
For your kindness, I'm in debt to you. For your selflessness, my admiration. - Natalie Merchant
For your kindness, I’m in debt to you. For your selflessness, my admiration. – Natalie Merchant
It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others. - Dalai Lama
It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others. – Dalai Lama

2 Inspirational Quotes on Selflessness and Thoughtfulness

I've learned that selflessness is a practice, not a place; a journey much more than a destination. - Kayla Mueller
I’ve learned that selflessness is a practice, not a place; a journey much more than a destination. – Kayla Mueller
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. - Dalai Lama
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. – Dalai Lama

10 Touching Quotes on Selflessness and Love

“True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves. That is Christ’s great atoning example for us, and it ought to be more evident in the kindness we show, the respect we give, and the selflessness and courtesy we employ in our personal relationships.”

Jeffrey R. Holland
True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. - Sadhu Vaswani
True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. – Sadhu Vaswani
Love is selflessness and self-fullness; it can only be known deeply with an open, vulnerable heart. - Emily Saliers
Love is selflessness and self-fullness; it can only be known deeply with an open, vulnerable heart. – Emily Saliers

“Of all the nonsense written about love, none is more absurd than the notion that ideal love is selfless. To love is to see myself in you and to wish to celebrate myself with you. What I love is the embodiment of my values in another person. Love is an act of self-assertion, self-expression and a celebration of being alive.”

Nathaniel Branden
Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. - Thomas Merton
Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. – Thomas Merton
Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless. - Mortimer Adler
Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless. – Mortimer Adler

“The meaning of love is obviously huge – but for me, it means be nice to people, and people will be nice to you back. Love is a selfless place to be. There is no safer place to be than under the canopy of love.”

Benjamin Clementine
Love is selfless. The key is giving up yourself. - Zac Hanson
Love is selfless. The key is giving up yourself. – Zac Hanson
When no one is selfless in a relationship, there is war. When one is selfless, there is peace. When both are selfless, there is joy. - Royce White
When no one is selfless in a relationship, there is war. When one is selfless, there is peace. When both are selfless, there is joy. – Royce White
Selfless giving does not imply superiority. Selfless giving is about love. - Frederick Lenz
Selfless giving does not imply superiority. Selfless giving is about love. – Frederick Lenz

3 Quote on Selflessness and Bravery

Courage is inseparable from love and leads to what may arguably be the noblest of all warrior virtues selflessness. - Steven Pressfield
Courage is inseparable from love and leads to what may arguably be the noblest of all warrior virtues: selflessness. – Steven Pressfield
I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren't all that different. - Veronica Roth
I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different. – Veronica Roth
Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfillment. - Gerry Adams
Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfillment. – Gerry Adams

3 Quotes on Selflessness that Inspires Heroism

“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.”

Debi Mazar
Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors. - Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors. – Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“Each day, millions of police officers do the selfless work of putting their lives on the line to protect civilians, frequently responding to or preventing crises completely with no recognition.”

Letitia James

6 Quotes on Selflessness That Sparks Spirituality

“We hear a constant clamor for rights, rights, always rights, but so very little about responsibility. And we have forgotten God. The need now is for selflessness, for a spirit of sacrifice, for a willingness to put aside personal gains for the salvation of the whole Western world.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
True Christianity is a life of sacrifice. It requires that in everything we live for the Lord and others, not ourselves. - Rick Joyner
True Christianity is a life of sacrifice. It requires that in everything we live for the Lord and others, not ourselves. – Rick Joyner
Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation. - Swami Sivananda
Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free. This is divine life. This is the direct way to Moksha or salvation. – Swami Sivananda

“Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence. The opposite of a spiritual man is a materialist. If I was a materialist I would be making lots of money doing endorsements, doing cricket commentary. I have no interest in that.”

Imran Khan
Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you. - Ramakrishna
Through selfless work, love of God grows in the heart. Then through his grace one realize him in course of time. God can be seen. One can talk to him as I am talking to you. – Ramakrishna
The Savior was selfless. He viewed himself and his own needs as secondary, and he ministered to others tirelessly, lovingly, effectively. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
The Savior was selfless. He viewed himself and his own needs as secondary, and he ministered to others tirelessly, lovingly, effectively. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

2 Quotes on Selflessness That Highlights The Importance of Truth

“Recognizing truth requires selflessness. You have to leave yourself out of it so you can find out the way things are in themselves, not the way they look to you or how you feel about them or how you would like them to be.”

Harry Frankfurt
Our compassion and acts of selflessness take us to the deeper truths. - Mata Amritanandamayi
Our compassion and acts of selflessness take us to the deeper truths. – Mata Amritanandamayi

3 Quotes on Selflessness and Selfishness

“It’s very true that you can be both selfless and selfish at the same time. What we tend towards, particularly in filmmaking, is this binary sort of, ‘This is a good guy, this is a bad guy.’ And I quite like the fact that life is a bit more complex than that.”

Hugh Grant
The greatest surprise of human evolution may be that the highest form of selfishness is selflessness. - Robert E. Ornstein
The greatest surprise of human evolution may be that the highest form of selfishness is selflessness. – Robert E. Ornstein
Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless. - Edward Albert
Sometimes you have to be selfish to be selfless. – Edward Albert

9 Quotes on Selflessness and Service

“Selfless service to the people and resolution of their problems should be the top priority of local bodies representatives, as they can come up to the expectations of the people only through service, hard work, and honesty.”

Shehbaz Sharif
Do some selfless service for people who are in need. Consider the whole picture, not just our little selves. - Nina Hagen
Do some selfless service for people who are in need. Consider the whole picture, not just our little selves. – Nina Hagen
Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. - Mahatma Gandhi
Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. – Mahatma Gandhi

“Caregivers are the selfless people who provide unpaid care for loved ones who are ill or have serious medical conditions. This is among the most challenging work there is.”

Rosalynn Carter
Firefighters are some of the most selfless public servants you will ever encounter. - Denis Leary
Firefighters are some of the most selfless public servants you will ever encounter. – Denis Leary

“We are grateful for the tireless and selfless efforts of our health care providers and first responders who risk their own safety to protect the health and well-being of Missourians.”

Mike Parson
By recognizing and thanking our local veterans, we are reminding them that their selfless service does not go unnoticed. - Abigail Spanberger
By recognizing and thanking our local veterans, we are reminding them that their selfless service does not go unnoticed. – Abigail Spanberger
I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do. - Jana Stanfield
I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do. – Jana Stanfield
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve. - Marianne Williamson
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve. – Marianne Williamson

3 Quotes on Selflessness and Leadership

Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure.”

Arleigh Burke

“I think of those giants who made the Indian National Congress. Seldom has the world seen a nobler galaxy of women and men, so selfless in their devotion to the cause of freedom, so exalted in thought, so brave in action, so pure in spirit.”

Rajiv Gandhi

“The Framers of the Constitution expected the presidency to be occupied by special individuals, selfless people of the highest character and ability. They intended the Electoral College to be a truly deliberative body, not the largely ceremonial institution it has become today.”

George T. Conway III

3 Quotes on Selflessness and Sports

Part of what makes college football great is what you learn playing it. Being selfless, learning how to go through adversity as a group, learning about perseverance. - Kirk Herbstreit
Part of what makes college football great is what you learn playing it. Being selfless, learning how to go through adversity as a group, learning about perseverance. – Kirk Herbstreit
To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless. - Mike Krzyzewski
To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless. – Mike Krzyzewski
In order to be a great team you have to be selfless. - Trevor Ariza
In order to be a great team you have to be selfless. – Trevor Ariza

3 Quotes on Selflessness in Business and Management

“You need to make sure you hire people who are capable of being strong team players. Team members should fit the company’s culture, be committed to the team, and be capable of being genuinely vulnerable and selfless.”

Patrick Lencioni
It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. - Michael Eisner
It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime. – Michael Eisner

“My reasons for getting into the entertainment business weren’t entirely selfless. Hollywood as an industry can at times be insular and doesn’t understand the market very well. I saw an opportunity in that fact.”

Philip Anschutz

7 Quotes on Selflessness and Parenting

“I’ve changed for the better. I’m much more selfless and humble and you’re reminded about what life’s really about. You love your kid so much that you just want to be a brilliant role model for them. It cleans up your act a bit.”

Curtis Stone
Being a singer is all about me. About ego. Being a mom is all about being selfless - two different worlds. - Gwen Stefani
Being a singer is all about me. About ego. Being a mom is all about being selfless – two different worlds. – Gwen Stefani
My mother taught me to be honest, to be selfless, and to touch people in a positive way. - Scott Eastwood
My mother taught me to be honest, to be selfless, and to touch people in a positive way. – Scott Eastwood

“To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favor of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior Himself.”

James E. Faust
Fostering is the most worthwhile and selfless act of love you can ever imagine. The children will teach you so much about your own life. - Jen Lilley
Fostering is the most worthwhile and selfless act of love you can ever imagine. The children will teach you so much about your own life. – Jen Lilley
My dad has this beautiful spirit of being able to create no matter where he is. He's always been so selfless with our family. It's hard to put words to it. He's an incredible man. - Matt Lauria
My dad has this beautiful spirit of being able to create no matter where he is. He’s always been so selfless with our family. It’s hard to put words to it. He’s an incredible man. – Matt Lauria

“But then my mother, who’s a very selfless, stoic person from a family of Marines, would tell us that what was good for our father was good for us – he would make more money; therefore, we’d be able to get better educations.”

Patricia Richardson

6 Quotes on Selflessness to Ponder

“I love the idea of what America is. America is a bunch of people that do these incredible, thankless, selfless jobs that nobody really knows about that makes that American dream possible.”

Tim Kennedy
I know it might sound weird, but empathy is one of the greatest creators of energy. It's counterintuitive because it's selfless. - Angela Ahrendts
I know it might sound weird, but empathy is one of the greatest creators of energy. It’s counterintuitive because it’s selfless. – Angela Ahrendts

“I don’t know if I’m selfless – I still want to make a great record. I want to make a hit record. I want to tour; that’s not completely selfless. But the truth is I’m not interested in people coming to my show for me as much as I am for them coming to my show for themselves. That’s always been how I am.”

Lady Gaga
It's a blessing to be a woman as one is able to do the kind of things that a mother can do, and that's the selfless and beautiful thing about womanhood. - Meghana Raj
It’s a blessing to be a woman as one is able to do the kind of things that a mother can do, and that’s the selfless and beautiful thing about womanhood. – Meghana Raj

“I am inspired by the likes of Steve Biko, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana and those of their caliber. They understood fully what it means to be selfless and to stand for something.”

Zozibini Tunzi

“Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out.”

Ibrahim Babangida

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