This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ictions and values; it is the policy of acting in accordance with one’s values, of expressing, upholding and translating them into practical reality. If a man professes to love a woman, yet hi
s actions are indifferent, inimical or damaging to her, it is his lack of integrity that makes him immoral.
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The same principle applies to relationships among friends. If one’s fr
iend is in trouble, one should act to help him by whatever nonsacrificial means are appropriate. For instance, if one’s friend is starving, it is not a sacrifice, but an act of integrity to gi...