This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ve him money for food rather than buy some insignificant gadget for oneself, because his welfare is important in the scale of one’s personal values. If the gadget means more than the friend’
s suffering, one had no business pretending to be his friend.
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The practical implementation of friendship, affection and love consists of incorporating the welfare (the rational wel
fare) of the person involved into one’s own hierarchy of values, then acting accordingly.
But this is a reward which men have to earn by means of their virtues and which one cann...