This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...oes not establish his actions as selfish.
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If, motivated solely by a sense of charity, compassion, duty or altruism, a person renounces a value, desire or goal in favor of the pleas
ure, wishes or needs of another person whom he values less than the thing he renounced — that is an act of self-sacrifice. The fact that a person may feel that he “wants” to do it, does no
t make his action selfish or establish objectively that he is its beneficiary.
Suppose, for example, that a son chooses the career he wants by rational standards, but then renounce...