Origin of self-interest
Examples from the Web for self-interest
Marrying yourself merely underscores selfishness and self-interest, rather than enabling you to live singly in the best way.Why Singles Should Say ‘I Don’t’ to The Self-Marriage Movement|Tim Teeman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You have to be very angry to be at the point where you no longer have any self-interest.
“Better” means more courageous and more independent, less partisan and less motivated by self-interest.
Is that the ultimate message of House of Cards—that politics is all about self-interest?Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2|Andrew Romano|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, Ford was motivated more by self-interest than by altruism.Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit|Daniel Gross|January 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Reformation, in a man like me, means cowardice or self-interest.Two Men of Sandy Bar|Bret Harte
Will springs from the two elements of moral sense and self-interest.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two|Abraham Lincoln
Self-interest is, in fact, the best protection from oppression.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
There—it is noble, it is beautiful; its grace is marred by no fleck or blemish or suggestion of self-interest.What Is Man? And Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
A stronger reason than self-interest, or than fear, however, will guide the Italians.Current History, A Monthly Magazine|New York Times
[Self-interest] is a doctrine not very lofty, but clear and sure. It does not seek to attain great objects; but it attains those it aims for without too much effort. ... [It] does not produce great devotion; but it suggests little sacrifices each day; by itself it cannot make a man virtuous; but it forms a multitude of citizens who are regulated, temperate, moderate, farsighted, masters of themselves; and if it does not lead directly to virtue through the will, it brings them near to it insensibly through habits. [Alexis de Tocqueville, "Democracy in America"]