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altruism
used in The Fountainhead

33 uses
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Definition
unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  • Suppose I had never wished to take any money at all, but had set out in pure altruism to serve the people.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (37% in)
altruism = unselfish concern for others
  • He was a sort of one-man holding company of altruism.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (67% in)
  • The inspection made the mink coats seem warmer and their wearers' rights to them incontestable, since it established superiority and altruistic virtue together, in a demonstration more potent than a visit to a morgue.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (75% in)
  • It's amusing, Howard, to see you in the role of an altruist.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (89% in)
  • It's not altruism.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (90% in)
  • Altruism?
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (44% in)
  • You won't be able to, unless you understand that I'm giving you a trust which is more sacred—and nobler, if you like the word—than any altruistic purpose you could name.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (71% in)
  • Of course, Toohey would tell me that this is not what he means by altruism.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (43% in)
  • Well, there are several such altruists in the world today.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (45% in)
  • What begins where altruism ends?
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (47% in)
  • I'm not an altruist, Gail.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (49% in)
  • In the realm of greatest importance—the realm of values, of judgment, of spirit, of thought—they place others above self, in the exact manner which altruism demands.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (68% in)
  • So after centuries of being pounded with the doctrine that altruism is the ultimate ideal, men have accepted it in the only way it could be accepted.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (85% in)
  • The Banner ran an expose on the housing racket: the graft, the incompetence, the structures erected at five times the cost a private builder would have needed, the settlements built and abandoned, the horrible performance accepted, admired, forgiven, protected by the sacred cow of altruism.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (57% in)
  • Tell men that altruism is the ideal.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (46% in)
  • Altruism is of great help in this.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (55% in)
  • He preaches altruism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (49% in)
  • Altruism is the doctrine which demands that man live for others and place others above self.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (49% in)
  • But the second-hander has used altruism as a weapon of exploitation and reversed the base of mankind's moral principles.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (50% in)
  • But this is the essence of altruism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (52% in)
  • Such is the nature of altruism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (55% in)
  • Yet the work of the creators has eliminated one form of disease after another, in man's body and spirit, and brought more relief from suffering than any altruist could ever conceive.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (56% in)
  • As poles of good and evil, he was offered two conceptions: egotism and altruism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (58% in)
  • Altruism—the sacrifice of self to others.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (58% in)
  • But it does not include the sphere of the gangster, the altruist and the dictator.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (70% in)
  • He invented altruism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (73% in)
  • Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (74% in)
  • Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism?
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (74% in)
  • Nobody questioned their right to murder since they were murdering for an altruistic purpose.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (75% in)
  • That permits the altruist to act and forces his victims to bear it.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (76% in)
  • This country was not based on selfless service, sacrifice, renunciation or any precept of altruism.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (78% in)
  • They were permitted to do it by the general implication that the altruistic purpose of the building superseded all rights and that I had no claim to stand against it.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (82% in)
  • But I am not an altruist.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (87% in)

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