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.
There is nothing morally wrong in the self-seeking of the animal.
Rich you are in what self-seeking men call wealth; but poor, ah, how poor!
All motives of time-serving and self-seeking must assail him in vain.
It would be too harsh to stigmatise such a train of thought as self-seeking and hypocritical.
Bend my will to harmony with Thine, O Lord, and cleanse me of self-seeking.
In the brief record of his service he referred to some of the self-seeking governors, and told of their rascally deeds.
For he perceived that he must cleanse himself yet further of self-seeking.
His attitude to the Church of England at large was one of admiring loyalty, but he had no self-seeking thoughts.