I'm convinced that most men don't know what they believe, rather, they only know what they wish to believe. How many people blame God for man's atrocities, but wouldn't dream of imprisoning a mother for her son's crime?
Happiness is attained, not through self-interest, but through unconditional fidelity in endless love of eternal light.
The inclination to act upon draws a contestation between the two competing self-interests between justification to act and justification to rest, between a law and a willingness.
Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
I am supporting David Cameron purely out of cynical self-interest.
A society that is all self-interest and no comradeship is not a society at all. But a society that is all comradeship and no self-interest is also not a society; it is a sect - or, on the largest scale, totalitarianism.
Part of diplomacy is to open different definitions of self-interest.
Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.
The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
The name and pretense of virtue is as serviceable to self-interest as are real vices.
The word virtue is as useful to self-interest as the vices.