Top 9 Altruism Quotes

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“There’s no such thing as altruism.”

― Andrew Tobias

“Pharmaceutical companies have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in new HIV/AIDS treatments not out of altruism but because they can make up those research costs in sales.”

― David Mixner

“Altruism is innate, but it’s not instinctual. Everybody’s wired for it, but a switch has to be flipped.”

― David Rakoff

“In 2010, my two Harvard mathematician colleagues and I dismantled kin-selection theory, which was the reigning theory of the origin of altruism at the time.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Social motherliness has made women’s struggle for liberty the loveliest synthesis of egoism and altruism.”

― Ellen Key

“In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.”

― John Buchanan Robinson

“Wikipedia flourished partly because it was a shrine to altruism.”

― Nicholson Baker

“Altruism, especially involving basic freedoms, can be what shareholders value most.”

― Richard Grenell

“Countries that intervene militarily rarely do so out of pure altruism.”

― Samantha Power
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