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35 Inspirational Quotes On Selflessness

Last Updated Sept 2023

35 Inspirational Quotes On Selflessness

To live life selflessly in the service of others is noble. But remember to maintain a balance. What would you do in life if you lived a truly selfless life? May these quotes inspire you to live a life of selflessness so that you may attain greatness.

1. “Happiness doesn’t come through selfishness but through selflessness. Everything you do comes back around.” Anonymous

2. “You don’t need a reason to help people.” Anonymous

3. “It’s when you’re acting selflessly that you are at your bravest.” Veronica Roth

4. “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” James Keller

5. “Practice being selfless. You end up getting more than you anticipate when your soul is giving.” Anonymous

6. “Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all, care for people without any exception.” Anonymous

7. “Then give to the world the best you have. And the best will come back to you.” Madeline Bridges

8. “Real love is about being selfless, not selfish.” Anonymous

9. “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” Mandy Hale

10. “A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.” Anonymous

11. “Selfless acts are a source of profound meaning for your self and your life.” Ron Kaufman

12. “The happiest are the givers, not the takers.” Anonymous

13. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” Dalai Lama

14. “Selfless giving does not imply superiority. Selfless giving is about love.” Frederick Lenz

15. “Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.” Anonymous

16. “Selfless service alone gives the needed strength and courage to awaken the sleeping humanity in one’s heart.” Sai Baba

17. “Always do good to others. Be selfless. Mentally remove everything and be free.” Sivananda

18. “Selfless giving doesn’t mean you let people walk all over you.” Frederick Lenz

19. “By becoming the answer to someone’s prayer, we often find the answers to our own.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf

20. “With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.” Muhammad Ali

21. “Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions.” Sylvia Mathews Burwell

22. “My mother taught me to be honest, to be selfless, and to touch people in a positive way.” Scott Eastwood

23. “We are capable of doing wonderful and selfless things.” Adam Hamilton

24. “Spirituality does two things for you. One, you are forced to become more selfless, two, you trust to providence.” Imran Khan

25. “Do good, help others and live a life of selflessness.” ATGW

26. “Real living is living for others.” Bruce Lee

27. “If selfishness is the key to being miserable, then selflessness must be the key to being happy!” Joyce Meyer

28. “We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act.” Buddha

29. “A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.” Bernard Shaw

30. “Desire is the root of selfishness; clear your heart of desire and be selfless. Selflessness is the key to inner peace.” Christofer Drew

31. Love is selfless. The key is giving up yourself.” Zac Hanson

32. “True leaders are selfless. They have always been servants of the people first.” Anonymous

33. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” Tony Robbins

34. “A hero is somebody who is selfless. Who is generous in spirit. Who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.” Debi Mazar

35. “Selfless giving unto others represents one’s true wealth.” Jon M. Huntsman

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.



  1. Luke Curtis

    April 16, 2020 at 10:25 am

    “Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.” Anonymous
    My favorite quote of selflessness

    • Asad Meah

      April 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      That is a beautiful quote
      I agree Luke

  2. Ori Rurangirwa

    August 21, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Selflessness will bring you more joy than selfishness.

    • Asad Meah

      August 26, 2019 at 12:18 pm

      Yes Ori
      However, there needs to be a bit of a balance

  3. Justin Baldwin

    February 24, 2019 at 4:14 am

    If you are tired of that self who has been causing problems all your might just be time to give it up and be happy and fufilled.

    • Asad Meah

      February 28, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks for sharing Justin

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