This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...erests is possible to anyone; nothing is possible but gradual and general destruction.


(August 1962)

5. Isn’t Everyone Selfish?

by Nathaniel Br
anden


Some variety of this question is often raised as an objection to those who advocate an ethics of rational self-interest. For example, it is sometimes claimed: “Every
one does what he really wants to do — otherwise, he wouldn’t do it.” Or: “No one ever really sacrifices himself. Since every purposeful action is motivated by some value or goal that the...
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