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Definition unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  • She is known for her kindness, compassion, and altruism.
altruism = unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  • She describes altruism as "heroism lite."
  • Suppose I had never wished to take any money at all, but had set out in pure altruism to serve the people.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • altruism = unselfish concern for others
  • What if they took those same savvy, socially connected, altruistic people and gave them condoms to hand out, or educated them in the kinds of health information that drug addicts desperately need to know?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • altruistic = having unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  • ...I remembered enough to know that altruism was imperative to his ideal of highest conduct.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • Anonymity is the truest expression of altruism.
    Eric Gibson
  • The majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism - are forced, indeed, so to spoil them.
    Wilde, Oscar  --  The Soul of Man under Socialism
  • In the last two verses he reveals the nature of his altruism.
    Nietzsche, Friedrich  --  Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book For All And None
  • He found in altruism more pleasure than his riches, his station and all the grosser sweets of life had given him.
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
  • We are neurologically constructed so that we gain huge personal dividends from altruism.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Centered in this hub-point, the question of selfishness or altruism disappears.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Alberto is a very altruistic person.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • When he spoke, his words echoed with a dignity more suited to the glorious recounting of altruism than that of a confession.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "" The attitudes of a good many soldiers on this matter were more pragmatic than altruistic.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • How many corpses do you intend to pile up before you renounce it-your guns, your power, your controls and the whole of your miserable altruistic creed?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • You're not generally considered altruistic.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The Archivists aren't altruistic.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Of course, LEAR is not a sermon in favour of altruism.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • My motives weren't entirely altruistic, though.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • "Altruism seems to come more naturally to it than lies," Jared noted.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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