This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...: if sacrifice is the moral principle of action, then that husband should sacrifice his wife for the sake of ten other women. What distinguishes the wife from the ten others? Nothing but her val
ue to the husband who has to make the choice — nothing but the fact that his happiness requires her survival.
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The Objectivist ethics would tell him: your highest moral purpose is
the achievement of your own happiness, your money is yours, use it to save your wife, that is your moral right and your rational, moral choice.
Consider the soul of the altruistic...