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Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love.
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Ayn Rand

United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)

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