Quoteland.com Home Topics Resources Groups
Education FAQs Site Info Contact Us About the Authors
RATE A QUOTE
Bookmark and Share
Selfishness
BooksBooks about Selfishness
Engrave a QuoteClick this icon to engrave the quote on mugs, bookmarks, t-shirts and much more
Bad                     Good
G. K. Chesterton
View all quotes from this author
Engrave this Quote What we call personality (...) has become the most impersonal thing in the world. Its pale and featureless face appears like a ghost at every corner and in every crowd. ... Individualism kills individuality, precisely because individualism has to be an 'ism' quite as much as Communism or Calvinism. The economic and ethical school which calls itself individualist ended by threatening the world with the flattest and dullest spread of the commonplace. Men, instead of being themselves, set out to find a self to be: a sort of abstract economic self identified with self-interest. But while the self was that of a man, the self-interest was generally that of a class or a trade or even an empire. So far from really remaining a separate self, the man became part of a communal mass of selfishness.
-G. K. Chesterton, February 25, 1928 Tell a Friend


 


Copyright © 1997-2001 Quoteland.com, Inc., all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.  

 
Quoteland would like to thank Quotations Book for its extensive contribution to our database
Follow Quoteland on twitter: