That is an emotion in which tenderness is an essential part, but Strickland had no tenderness either for himself or for others; there is in love a sense of weakness, a desire to protect, an eagerness to do good and to give pleasure -- if not unselfishness
, at all events a selfishness which marvellously conceals itself; it has in it a certain diffidence.
Wilcox, if quieter than in Germany, is sweeter than ever, and I never saw anything like her steady unselfishness
, and the best of it is that the others do not take advantage of her.
One of the things that impressed itself upon me deeply, the second year, was the unselfishness
of the teachers.
He was waving his free arm in furious circles, the while shrieking mad calls and appeals, urging on those that did not need to be urged, for it seemed that the mob of blue men hurling them- selves on the dangerous group of rifles were again grown suddenly wild with an enthusiasm of unselfishness
Monty may have been disreputable enough, I've no doubt he was; but his going away and staying there all these years was a piece of noble unselfishness
They were tired, and under the guise of unselfishness
In his books as clearly as in those of the most explicit moralizer the reader finds the lessons that simple courage, honesty, kindliness, and unselfishness
are far better than external show, and that in spite of all its brilliant interest a career of unprincipled self-seeking like that of Becky Sharp is morally squalid.
cannot entirely comprehend how much my mind has gone on this; but, only ask yourself, how could my happiness be perfect, while yours was incomplete?
Man is not given that godlike unselfishness
that thinks only of others' good.
The man's views are hateful enough," she answered, "but he is in earnest, and however misguided he may be there is something noble in his unselfishness
, in his, steady fixedness of purpose.
Creeds mathematically precise, and hair-splitting niceties of doctrine, are absolutely necessary for the salvation of some kinds of souls, but surely the charity, the purity, the unselfishness
that are in the hearts of men like these would save their souls though they were bankrupt in the true religion--which is ours.
You demand unselfishness
from others, which is a preposterous claim that they should sacrifice their desires to yours.