This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... the achievement of your own happiness, your money is yours, use it to save your wife, that is your moral right and your rational, moral choice.
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Consider the soul of the altruistic
moralist who would be prepared to tell that husband the opposite. (And then ask yourself whether altruism is motivated by benevolence.)
The proper method of judging when or whethe
r one should help another person is by reference to one’s own rational self-interest and one’s own hierarchy of values: the time, money or effort one gives or the risk one takes should be pr...