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Definition of Self-interest

  • Private interest; the interest or advantage of one's self.
  • concern for your own interests and welfare
  • taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

How to use self-interest in a sentence. Self-interest pronunciation.

This is the most great unity, and its results are lasting if humanity adheres to it; but mankind has hitherto violated it, adhering to sectarian or other limited unities such as racial, patriotic or unity of self-interests; therefore no great results have been forthcoming.
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Also Philip had been given to understand that people adhered to other faiths only from obstinacy or self-interest: in their hearts they knew they were false; they deliberately sought to deceive others.
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But whatever the changes through which his mind passed, they did not result from self-interest or ambition, but were the result of more enlightened views and enlarged experience.
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I use you for my own selfish purposes, that is all; and you can frankly study your own self-interest.
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But this estimate records only the loss of time in a pecuniary sense; which loss, being powerfully restrained by self-interest, will be the least possible under the circumstances.
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The loss of energy, as applied to duties not connected with any self-interest, will be far more.
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For ourselves we can truly say-never did we know a human being, boy or girl, who began life as an habitual undervaluer of truth, that did not afterwards exhibit a character conformable to that beginning-such a character as, however superficially correct under the steadying hand of self-interest, was not in a lower key of moral feeling as well as of principle.
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Doyle and his associates might be actuated by self-interest, but the real danger in the movement lay not with the Doyles of the world, but with these fanatic liberators.
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His interest in the conspiracy had always been purely self-interest; he had never had Woslosky's passion, or Doyle's cold fanaticism.
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I had to silence all my passions; prejudices, principles already formed, love, and even self-interest were to remain in a state of complete inaction.
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I thought of the world's wicked misjudgments passed on those who are greater in spirit than itself,-how, even when we endeavour to do good to others, our kindest actions are often represented as merely so many forms of self-interest and self-seeking,-how our supposed 'best' friends often wrong us and listen credulously to enviously invented tales against us,-how even in Love-ah!-Love!-that most etherial yet most powerful of passions!-a rough word, an unmerited slight, may separate for a lifetime those whose love would otherwise have been perfect.
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A liberal policy will be for our own good, just as a matter of cold expediency; it will be Enlightened Self-interest.
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And apart from such considerations of contingent self-interest, Australians had strong personal feelings over the issue between Kruger and the Uitlanders.
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By the watchful eye of self-interest the agents of the people in the State governments are repressed and kept within the limits of a just economy.
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They may, under the influence of temporary excitement or misguided opinions, commit mistakes; they may be misled for a time by the suggestions of self-interest; but in a community so enlightened and patriotic as the people of the United States argument will soon make them sensible of their errors, and when convinced they will be ready to repair them.
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The Self-Interest of the Powers_ WE may plead reasons or excuses for indulging in this dream.
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The poor man retains the prejudices of his forefathers without their faith, and their ignorance without their virtues; he has adopted the doctrine of self-interest as the rule of his actions, without understanding the science which controls it, and his egotism is no less blind than his devotedness was formerly.
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The population has become too large, and employment too complicated and fluctuating, to admit of such control; while, in default of control, the relapse upon self-interest as the one motive principle is certain to ensue, and, when it ensues, is absolute in its operations.
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Some men are born self-analysts, and are able to dissect their feelings by some peculiar form of mental surgery which finally leads them to cut out tenderness as though it were a cancer, love as a disease, and romantic aspirations as mere uncomfortable growths injurious to self-interest, but Gervase was not one of these.
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Thus the alliance between the Netherlands and France, notwithstanding occasional traces of caprice and flaws of personal jealousy, was on the whole sincere, for it was founded on the surest foundation of international friendship, the self-interest of each.
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Examples of Self-interest

Example #1
Nevertheless it is certain that the radiance and favors of God are encompassing, minds have developed, perceptions have become acute, sciences and arts are widespread and capacity exists for the proclamation and promulgation of the real and ultimate unity of mankind which will bring forth marvelous results.
Example #2
The unity which is productive of unlimited results is first a unity of mankind which recognizes that all are sheltered beneath the overshadowing glory of the All-Glorious; that all are servants of one God; for all breathe the same atmosphere, live upon the same earth, move beneath the same heavens, receive effulgence from the same sun and are under the protection of one God.
Example #3
He tore the letter into little bits and going out into the street scattered them in the darkness.
Example #4
Now, for the sake of his German he had been accustomed on Sunday mornings to attend the Lutheran service, but when Hayward arrived he began instead to go with him to Mass.
Example #5
Political wisdom is not a natural instinct, but a progressive growth, like that of Burke,-the profoundest of all the intellects of his generation.
Example #6
How can a young man, however gifted, be infallible?