Fairfax, who brought up the rear, had, with characteristic unselfishness
, contented himself with a French workman's blue blouse and a pair of white duck trousers.
Now come," said Luigi, "it is very pleasant to hear you say these things, but for unselfishness
, or heroism, or magnanimity, the circumstances won't stand scrutiny.
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?
Harker waiting us, with an appearance of cheerfulness which did honor to her bravery and unselfishness
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
is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them.
They were tired, and under the guise of unselfishness
Man is not given that godlike unselfishness
that thinks only of others' good.
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.
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.
You demand unselfishness
from others, which is a preposterous claim that they should sacrifice their desires to yours.
Sometimes, indeed, the neighbours thought it strange that the rich Miller never gave little Hans anything in return, though he had a hundred sacks of flour stored away in his mill, and six milch cows, and a large flock of woolly sheep; but Hans never troubled his head about these things, and nothing gave him greater pleasure than to listen to all the wonderful things the Miller used to say about the unselfishness
of true friendship.