Quotes about Altruism

Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Ayn Rand

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A large part of altruism, even when it is perfectly honest, is grounded upon the fact that it is uncomfortable to have unhappy people about one. H L Mencken

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one. Aneurin Bevan

A race of altruists is necessarily a race of slaves. A race of free men is necessarily a race of egoists. Max Stirner

No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good. Mandell Creighton

Altruism is selfishness out with a pair of field glasses and imagination. Christina Stead

Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense. Richard Dawkins