This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...fice of one’s values to whoever may claim to require it.
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It is not necessary, in this context, to analyze the almost countless evils, entailed by the precept of self-sacrifice. I
ts irrationality and destructiveness have been thoroughly exposed in Atlas Shrugged. But there are two aspects of the issue that are especially pertinent to the subject of mental health.
The first is the fact that ^//-sacrifice means — and can only mean — rnind- sacrifice.
A sacrifice, it is necessary to remember, means the surrender of a higher value in...