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We try to believe that the egoism within us would have easily been melted, and that it was only the narrowness of our knowledge which hemmed in our generosity, our awe, our human piety, and hindered them from submerging our hard indifference to the sensations and emotions of our fellows.
His very obstinacy and egoism now enabled him, blind, comparatively poor, and the representative of a lost cause, to maintain his proud and patient dignity in the midst of the triumph of all that was most hateful to him, and, as he believed, to God.
Perhaps you will say that it's egoism, but what a legitimate and noble egoism.
There was something lugubrious in the aspect of the cabin; the air in it seemed to become slowly charged with the cruel chill of helplessness, with the pitiless anger of egoism against the incomprehensible form of an intruding pain.
A conspicuous quality in the Dodson character was its genuineness; its vices and virtues alike were phases of a proud honest egoism, which had a hearty dislike to whatever made against its own credit and interest, and would be frankly hard of speech to inconvenient "kin," but would never forsake or ignore them,--would not let them want bread, but only require them to eat it with bitter herbs.
Yassin indicated that sticking to egoism will lead to destruction of the country, warning that Sudan is now at a critical juncture that necessitates unity in visions for the interest of the state.
Myth divides Hetty from reality, allowing for her self-deception, especially in her understanding of love, as she mistakes her narrow egoism for a mythic love worthy of Cupid and Psyche.
Continuing our practice of including contributions about art and culture, we have two film reviews that engage the issues of egoism and achievement.
If there is no emotional commitment to society and if egoism has become the norm, the probability of delinquent behavior and acts increases.
LAHORE -- Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan,Sirajul Haq, has said that the government as well as Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik would have to shed their egoism to safeguard the country's solidarity and to strengthen the constitution and democracy.
The child play has proved that the politicians have failed to resolve their differences due to egoism that had skewed up, apparently, beyond redemption.
Rand's theory rejects religion and faith and proposes "rational and ethical egoism.