But his insistence that greed was good, that self-seeking was the American way, only fueled the national cynicism.
Combes's administration was pre-eminently one of self-seeking politicians.
Many men, Agostino, enter the Church out of motives of self-seeking.
Rich you are in what self-seeking men call wealth; but poor, ah, how poor!
But now the voice broke in again, apologetic, solicitous, self-seeking.
It would be too harsh to stigmatise such a train of thought as self-seeking and hypocritical.
There is an earnestness in high purpose no self-seeking could ever counterfeit.
In the brief record of his service he referred to some of the self-seeking governors, and told of their rascally deeds.
It is in self-seeking and advancement that we narrow our faculties and imprison our natures.
His attitude to the Church of England at large was one of admiring loyalty, but he had no self-seeking thoughts.