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"Excuse me," Sergey Ivanovitch interposed with a smile, "self-interest did not induce us to work for the emancipation of the serfs, but we did work for it."
"I imagine," he said, "that no sort of activity is likely to be lasting if it is not founded on self-interest, that's a universal principle, a philosophical principle," he said, repeating the word "philosophical" with determination, as though wishing to show that he had as much right as any one else to talk of philosophy.
These two characters are not always received in the world with the different regard which seems severally due to either; and which one would imagine mankind, from self-interest, should show towards them.
Thus Louis XIII had a real liking for Treville--a royal liking, a self-interested liking, it is true, but still a liking.
"Both you and your daughter could only have interpreted any such action on my part as instigated by self-interest, for you both knew that I wanted to make her my wife," replied the other.
Of course, a newspaper can often make an internal attempt to rewrite the wire stories to remove the Western self-interests and prejudices written in them.
MULTAN -- Vice Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the PML-N was on way of collapse due to its politics of self-interests.
Ethically, counselors are not to allow their needs or self-interests to impede the client's growth (Corey, Corey, & Callanan, 2007).
Compromise is a feature so sadly lacking throughout an industry in which intransigence, vested and self-interests are so frequently causing many of the current stalemates, frustrations and blatantly unbalanced decisions.
He also berated Mian Shahbaz Sharif for changing tracks according to PML-Ns self-interests, and while replying to a question regarding discreet talks of Mian Shahbaz Sharif in Rawalpindi, he termed these talks for the sake of self interest, in which Chaudhry Nisar Ali was equally involved, while masses stood to gain nothing.
Speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations, a US think tank, Qureshi said was in Pakistan's self-interests to maintain a cordial relationship with India.
Guided by self-interests, an email address authorization scheme is claimed to be an essential element needed to curtail abuse and thus protect recipients.