This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... actor desires, one always acts selfishly, whether one knows it or not.”

To untangle the intellectual confusion involved in this viewpoint, let us consider what facts of reality
give rise to such an issue as selfishness versus self-sacrifice, or egoism versus altruism, and what the concept of “selfishness” means and entails.

The issue of selfishness ve
rsus self-sacrifice arises in an ethical context. Ethics is a code of values to guide man’s choices and actions — the choices and actions that determine the purpose and course of his life. I...
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