altruism

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  • This term is sometimes associated with other terms such as true altruism.
  • In these cases most individuals far from showing altruism actually take money.
  • This altruism does not appear to be limited to their own species.
  • Service can be based upon altruism, but that sort of service is not usually the best. Cited from My Life and Work, by Henry Ford
  • Yet even here there is no real sympathy, because there is no altruism. Cited from Primitive Love and Love-Stories, by Henry Theophilus Finck
  • Her altruism has its side of truth, but not all of the truth is in it. Cited from George Eliot: A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings & Philosophy, Cooke
  • Each child begins life inspired by the most beautiful example of altruism and self-sacrifice. Cited from Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers by Brisbane
  • The family group, even in the lower animals, seems to be the chief source of altruism. Cited from Sociology and Modern Social Problems, C.A. Ellwood
  • "I feel that it is a case where true altruism becomes a duty." Cited from Love Eternal, by H. Rider Haggard
  • If the basis for selection is at the individual level, altruism makes no sense at all.
  • Never was a man more quickly and completely recalled from altruism to his own affairs. Cited from Marcella, by Mrs. Humphry Ward [AKA: Mary Augusta Arnold Ward]
  • Three years later, the levels of altruism went back to their pre-earthquake levels.
  • In his private practice he was widely known for his altruism and his humanitarian sense.
  • Long ago he had made up his mind that altruism was weakness. Cited from Tangled Trails, by William MacLeod Raine
  • I must get that part of me off in my journal, but a book about -- Altruism? Cited from Man and Maid, by Elinor Glyn
  • When an individual acts in the interests of others and not just itself it is known as altruism.
  • The amount of altruism in a given group has a very close relation to the quality of its family life. Cited from Sociology and Modern Social Problems, C.A. Ellwood
  • We hear a great deal to-day about altruism. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture, by Alexander Maclaren
  • True altruism finds right expression first in self-care. Cited from Levels of Living, by Henry Frederick Cope
  • Nobody would ever understand what a trial in altruism had been. Cited from South Wind, by Norman Douglas
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Meaning of altruism

  • noun The quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others