This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...render to man’s enemies, nor to the unthinking misconceptions, distortions, prejudices and fears of the ignorant and the irrational. The attack on “selfishness” is an attack on man’s sel f-esteem; to surrender one, is to surrender the other.

Now a word about the material in this book. With the exception of the lecture on ethics, it is a collection of essays that ha
ve appeared in The Objectivist Newsletter, a monthly journal of ideas, edited and published by

Nathaniel Branden and myself. The Newsletter deals with the application of the philos...
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