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Yes, for I know you have never been actuated by self-interest.

If the College is not what it should be, the more his self-interest should prompt him to bestow upon it his aid.

To Plato the whole world appears to be sunk in error, based on self-interest.

He put their self-interest and the interests of their country side by side in front of them.

It needed but one mind, keener in self-interest than the rest, and that mind was to hand.

It is an union exempt from all weakness, and from all self-interest.

They enlisted the self-interest of the Commonwealth on the side of popular education.

Besides which self-interest helps a little towards their loyalty.

In the sciences there is no temptation of self-interest to mislead.

The latter is in the end more conducive to self-interest than the former.

WORD ORIGIN

also self interest, 1640s, from self- + interest (n.). Related: Self-interested.

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