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Good character consists of recognizing the selfishness that inheres in each of us and trying to balance it against the altruism to which we should all aspire. It is a difficult balance to strike, but no definition of goodness can be complete without it.Alan Dershowitz
Morality binds people into groups. It gives us tribalism, it gives us genocide, war, and politics. But it also gives us heroism, altruism, and sainthood.Jonathan Haidt
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.Ayn Rand
The youngest children have a great capacity for empathy and altruism. There's a recent study that shows even 14-month-olds will climb across a bunch of cushions and go across a room to give you a pen if you drop one.Alison Gopnik
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.Martin Luther King, Jr.