This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... fact that he wants to live on a subhuman level (see “The Objectivist Ethics”).
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If it is true that what I mean by “selfishness” is not what is meant conventionally, then th
is is one of the worst indictments of altruism: it means that altruism permits no concept of a self-respecting, self-supporting man — a man who supports his life by his own effort and neither
sacrifices himself nor others. It means that altruism permits no view of men except as sacrificial animals and profiteers-on-sacrifice, as victims and parasites — that it permits no concept of...