This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...e for the various members of one’s family, assuming they have earned it. The most exclusive form — romantic love — is not an issue of competition. If two men are in love with the same woma
n, what she feels for either of them is not determined by what she feels for the other and is not taken away from him. If she chooses one of them, the “loser” could not have had what the “
winner” has earned.
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It is only among the irrational, emotion-motivated persons, whose love is divorced from any standards of value, that chance rivalries, accidental conflicts an...