This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand he does not subordinate his life to the welfare of others, that he does not sacrifice himself to their needs, that the relief of their suffering is not his primary concern, that any help he g ives is an exception, not a rule, an act of generosity, not of moral duty, that it is marginal and incidental — as disasters are marginal and incidental in the course of human existence — an d that values, not disasters, are the goal, the first concern and the motive power of his life.

(February 1963)

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