This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...t is to be an object of sacrifice — what sort of efficacy, control, freedom from conflict, or serenity of spirit will be possible to man?
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The second aspect that is pertinent here
, involves not only the creed of self-sacrifice but all the foregoing tenets of traditional morality.
An irrational morality, a morality set in opposition to man’s nature, to the
facts of reality and to the requirements of man’s survival, necessarily forces men to accept the belief that there is an inevitable clash between the moral and the practical — that they mus...