They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers.
"United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches" by Various
Let me but leave the good name to my three daughters, and that is enough for me; I am not a self-seeker.
"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens
When the banker returned to his study, the troop of courtiers, friends, and self-seekers pressed round him like dogs pursuing a bitch.
"Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau" by Honore de Balzac
And the insincere, the self-seekers, the self-advertisers!
"All Roads Lead to Calvary" by Jerome K. Jerome
Geoffrey was not a truly ambitious man; he was no mere self-seeker.
"Beatrice" by H. Rider Haggard
Worldly people, sordid people, self-seekers, and promotion-hunters, contemn him as an amiable lunatic.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
Those who obeyed were regarded by their congregations as backsliders and self-seekers.
"Claverhouse" by Mowbray Morris
The great man cannot be a self-seeker.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
A self-seeker cannot but be a covenant-breaker: this is a sin you must hate as the very gates of hell.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
These pitiful self-seekers and their dupes!
"Raemaekers' Cartoons" by Louis Raemaekers