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Marrying yourself merely underscores selfishness and self-interest, rather than enabling you to live singly in the best way.

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.

In a nation—in our nation—the whole point is to balance individual self-interest with the common good.

Is that the ultimate message of House of Cards—that politics is all about self-interest?

I can hardly believe he is the same—turned into a mere machine, with a moving spring of self-interest!

She is not capable of experiencing common affection for any one; every feeling of her nature is merged in self-interest.

The shopkeeper and his wife, drawn two ways by pity and self-interest, began by lulling their consciences with words.

Self-interest and self-preservation dictated many laws which secured the welfare of society.

Ability is demonstrated only under strenuous competition inspired by self-interest.


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On this page you'll find 274 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-interest, such as: arrogance, assurance, boastfulness, boasting, bragging, and conceit.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.