This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...mmitted were intended to benefit “the people,” not himself

Observe what this beneficiary-criterion of morality does to a man’s life. The first thing he leams is that morality
is his enemy; he has nothing to gain from it, he can only lose; self-inflicted loss, self-inflicted pain and the gray, debilitating pall of an incomprehensible duty is all that he can expect. H e may hope that others might occasionally sacrifice themselves for his benefit, as he grudgingly sacrifices himself for theirs, but he knows that the relationship will bring mutual resentment, n...
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