This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...iciary of his actions? Is he to hold, as his primary moral purpose, the achievement of his own life and happiness — or should his primary moral purpose be to serve the wishes and needs of othe
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The clash between egoism and altruism lies in their conflicting answers to these questions. Egoism holds that man is an end in himself; altruism holds that man is a means to t
he ends of others. Egoism holds that, morally, the beneficiary of an action should be the person who acts; altruism holds that, morally, the beneficiary of an action should be someone other than...