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selflessness Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about selflessness
  1. #1
    ″[Mama] would quickly subordinate her own desires to those of the family or the community, because she knew cooperation was the only way to survive.”
  2. #2
    ″‘It was all Edmund’s doing, Aslan,’ Peter was saying. ‘We’d have been beaten if it hadn’t been for him. The Witch was turning our troops into stone right and left. But nothing would stop him. He fought his way through three ogres to where she was just turning one of your leopards into a statue. And when he reached her he had the sense to bring his sword smashing down on her wand instead of trying to go for her directly and simply getting made a statue himself for his pains.‘”
  3. #3
    The true friend from war is the friend who obliterates his own story by telling the stories of others.
  4. #4
    ″‘I can’t make you like me. I can’t stand the thought of you hungry or cold or scared. I can’t make you a Six.‘”
  5. #5
    “The true price of leadership is the willingness to place the needs of others above your own.”
  6. #6
    “Great leaders truly care about those they are privileged to lead and understand that the true cost of the leadership privilege comes at the expense of self-interest.”
  7. #7
    “I would like to care more about you than about my feelings for you.”
  8. #8
    “For sometimes a choice must be made—this is the definition of focus. Sacrifice is not a word: it is loss and achievement, and most of all it is caring about other more than self.”
  9. #9
    “When you’re unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. And you get to take yourself oh so very seriously. Your truly happy people, which is to say, your people who truly like themselves, they don’t think about themselves very much.”