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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Unselfishness
 
  There is but one virtue—the eternal sacrifice of self.
George Sand.    
  1
  Self-abnegation is a trait most often seen in women, rarely in men.
Achilles Poincelot.    
  2
  He who is wise puts aside all claims which may dissipate his attention, and confining himself to one branch excels in that.
Goethe.    
  3
  The essence of true nobility is neglect of self. Let the thought of self pass in, and the beauty of great action is gone, like the bloom from a soiled flower.
Froude.    
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  The secret of being loved is in being lovely; and the secret of being lovely is in being unselfish.
J. C. Holland.    
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