Often when she woke Jo found Beth reading in her well-worn little book, heard her singing softly, to beguile the sleepless night, or saw her lean her face upon her hands, while slow tears dropped through the transparent fingers, and Jo would lie watching her with thoughts too deep for tears, feeling that Beth, in her simple, unselfish
way, was trying to wean herself from the dear old life, and fit herself for the life to come, by sacred words of comfort, quiet prayers, and the music she loved so well.
Let her do what she would, she was always blamed, and got small thanks for all the trouble she took; nothing was right, everything wrong; and yet, if the truth were known, the girl was worth her weight in gold--she was so unselfish
That ye might become weary of saying: "That an action is good is because it is unselfish
Nothing could be more appropriate than that those who from unselfish
motives and elevated sentiments are doing battle for the people's rights and interests, should themselves be the chief beneficiaries of success.
in the Forum, would have tried a sweeter temper than Lucy's, and once, in the Baths of Caracalla, they had doubted whether they could continue their tour.
No human mother could have shown more unselfish
and sacrificing devotion than did this poor, wild brute for the little orphaned waif whom fate had thrown into her keeping.
As for the central figure, Don Quixote himself, in his dignity and generosity, his unselfish
ideals, and his fearless devotion to them, he is always heroic and beautiful; and I was glad to find in my latest look at his history that I had truly conceived of him at first, and had felt the sublimity of his nature.
It did not accord with the rationality of plan, the moderation in expense, or even the unselfish
warmth of heart, which she had believed herself to discern in him yesterday.
In an unselfish
aspect, I am sorry that the thing is dropped, because it would have been a bad thing for me in a worldly point of view; in a selfish aspect, I am glad that the thing has dropped, because it would have been a bad thing for me in a worldly point of view-- it is hardly necessary to say I could have gained nothing by it.
He created the mind he believed in out of his own, which was large, unselfish
As she was an unselfish
person, she could not fight so well in her own battle as in that of someone whom she loved and to whom she was devoted.
It was bad enough to see the whole boat-load struggling, floundering, sinking in the sea; for selfish eyes (and which of us is all unselfish
at such a time?) there was a worse sight yet; for I saw all this across an impassable gulf of fire.