This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...rsus self-sacrifice arises in an ethical context. Ethics is a code of values to guide man’s choices and actions — the choices and actions that determine the purpose and course of his life. I
n choosing his actions and goals, man faces constant alternatives. In order to choose, he requires a standard of value — a purpose which his actions are to serve or at which they are to aim. �
�� ‘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...
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