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.”
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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...