This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...limited only by the accidents of tradition, of chaos, of bloody strife and periodic collapse. Under all such systems, morality was a code applicable to the individual, but not to society. Societ
y was placed outside the moral law, as its embodiment or source or exclusive interpreter — and the inculcation of self-sacrificial devotion to social duty was regarded as the main purpose of e
thics in man’s earthly existence.
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Since there is no such entity as “society,” since society is only a number of individual men, this meant, in practice, that the rulers of so...