This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...he moment, without regard for his long-range context, is not. To exist as a productive being, is to man’s self-interest; to attempt to exist as a parasite, is not. To seek the life proper to h
is nature, is to man’s self-interest; to seek to live as an animal, is not.” 5
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Because a genuinely selfish man chooses his goals by the guidance of reason — and because the i
nterests of rational men do not clash — other men may often benefit from his actions. But the benefit of other men is not his primary purpose or goal; his own benefit is his primary purpose an...