This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ogy — that all purposeful behavior is motivated. But to equate “ motivated behavior” with “ selfish behavior” is to blank out the distinction between an elementary fact of human psycho
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...