This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
.... Only a rationally selfish man, a man of self-esteem, is capable of love — because he is the only man capable of holding firm, consistent, uncompromising, unbetrayed values. The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.

It is only on the basis of rational selfishness — on the basis of justice — that men can be fit to live together in a free,
peaceful, prosperous, benevolent, rational society.

Can man derive any personal benefit from living in a human society? Y es — if it is a human society. The two great values to b...
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