John Buchanan Robinson — American Politician born on May 23, 1846, died on January 28, 1933

John Buchanan Robinson was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania... (wikipedia)

But egoism is more than this. It is the realization by the individual that he is above all institutions and all formulas; that they exist only so far as he chooses to make them his own by accepting them.
Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins, without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest!
In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
The egoist is fooled by no ideals: he discards them or uses them, as may suit his own interest.
However near and dear to you may be your wife, children, friends, they are not you; they are outside of you.