This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...is the underlying theme of her famous novels.
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The title of this book may evoke the kind of question that I hear once in a while: “Why do
you use the word ‘selfishness’ to denote virtuous qualities of character, when that word antagonizes so many people to whom it does not mean the things you mean?”
To those wh
o ask it, my answer is: “For the reason that makes you afraid of it.”
But there are others, who would not ask that question, sensing the moral cowardice it implies, yet who are...