This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...one must spend one’s life looking for starving men to help.
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In the normal conditions of existence, man has to choose his goals, project them in time, pursue them and achieve them
by his own effort. He cannot do it if his goals are at the mercy of and must be sacrificed to any misfortune happening to others. He cannot live his life by the guidance of rules applicable onl
y to conditions under which human survival is impossible.
The principle that one should help men in an emergency cannot be extended to regard all human suffering as an emergency an...