This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...�s self-interest; to suspend his consciousness, is not. To choose his goals in the full context of his knowledge, his values and his life, is to man’s self-interest; to act on the impulse of t he moment, without regard for his long-range context, is not. To exist as a productive being, is to man’s self-interest; to attempt to exist as a parasite, is not. To seek the life proper to h is nature, is to man’s self-interest; to seek to live as an animal, is not.” 5

Because a genuinely selfish man chooses his goals by the guidance of reason — and because the i...
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