Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Chacun chez soi, chacun pour soi. Every one for his home, every one for himself. M. Dupin. 1
Where all are selfish, the sage is no better than the fool, and only rather more dangerous. Froude Short Studies on Great Subjects. Party Politics. 2
Esto, ut nunc multi, dives tibi pauper amicis. Be, as many now are, luxurious to yourself, parsimonious to your friends. Juvenal Satires. V. 113. 3
As for the largest-hearted of us, what is the word we write most often in our cheque-books?Self. Eden Phillpotts A Shadow Passes. 4
Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonourd and unsung. Scott Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto VI. St. 1. 5
What need we any spur but our own cause, To prick us to redress? Act II. Sc. 1. L. 123. Julius Cæsar. 6
Love took up the harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might; Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passd in music out of sight. Tennyson Locksley Hall. L. 33. 7 Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. Zangwill Children of the Ghetto. Bk. II. Ch. 16. 8