This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...give to a man what had never belonged to him can hardly be described as “sacrificing his interests.”

All of the above discussion applies only to the relationships among rationa
l men and only to a free society. In a free society, one does not have to deal with those who are irrational. One is free to avoid them.

In a nonfree society, no pursuit of any int
erests is possible to anyone; nothing is possible but gradual and general destruction.

(August 1962)

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