This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...�� ‘Value’ presupposes an answer to the question: of value to whom and for what?” (Atlas Shrugged .) What is to be the goal or purpose of a man’s actions? Who is to be the intended benef 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 rs ?

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...
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