This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... automatic form of survival, since he has to support his life by his own effort, the doctrine that concern with one’s own interests is evil means that man’s desire to live is evil — that m
an’s life, as such, is evil. No doctrine could be more evil than that.
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Yet that is the meaning of altruism, implicit in such examples as the equation of an industrialist with a r
obber. There is a fundamental moral difference between a man who sees his self-interest in production and a man who sees it in robbery. The evil of a robber does not lie in the fact that he purs...