This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... to be loved for his weaknesses or flaws, only for his virtues, and who does not grant his love to the weaknesses or the flaws of others, only to their virtues.
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To love is to value
. Only a rationally selfish man, a man of self-esteem, is capable of love — because he is the only man capable of holding firm, consistent, uncompromising, unbetrayed values. The man who does
not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.
It is only on the basis of rational selfishness — on the basis of justice — that men can be fit to live together in a free, ...