This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...f-esteem; to surrender one, is to surrender the other.
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Now a word about the material in this book. With the exception of the lecture on ethics, it is a collection of essays that ha
ve appeared in The Objectivist Newsletter, a monthly journal of ideas, edited and published by
Nathaniel Branden and myself. The Newsletter deals with the application of the philos
ophy of Objectivism to the issues and problems of today’s culture — more specifically, with that intermediary level of intellectual concern which lies between philosophical abstractions and ...