This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...an’s life, as such, is evil. No doctrine could be more evil than that.
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Yet that is the meaning of altruism, implicit in such examples as the equation of an industrialist with a r
obber. There is a fundamental moral difference between a man who sees his self-interest in production and a man who sees it in robbery. The evil of a robber does not lie in the fact that he purs
ues his own interests, but in what he regards as to his own interest; not in the fact that he pursues his values, but in what he chose to value; not in the fact that he wants to live, but in the...