This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...logy and the phenomenon of ethical choice. It is to evade the central problem of ethics, namely: by what is man to be motivated?
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A genuine selfishness — that is: a genuine concer
n with discovering what is to one’s self-interest, an acceptance of the responsibility of achieving it, a refusal ever to betray it by acting on the blind whim, mood, impulse or feeling of the
moment, an uncompromising loyalty to one’s judgment, convictions and values — represents a profound moral achievement. Those who assert that “everyone is selfish” commonly intend their ...