We would restrict our altruistic activity to weekends and possibly an evening or two a week by phone, if it worked.
The " economic man " of the earlier writers, with his aversion from labour and his desire of the present enjoyment of costly indulgences, has been abandoned by their successors, with the result that in the opinion of many good people altruistic sentiment may be allowed to run wild over the whole domain of economics.
Both of these are original and indispensable, but egoism has the priority, since there must be egoistic pleasure somewhere before there can be altruistic sympathy with it.
And so in the ideal state everyone will derive egoistic pleasure from doing such altruistic acts as may still be needed.
It was then transformed into the " Oezeg " (Oesterreichische ZentralEinkaufsgesellschaft: Austrian Central Purchasing Company), which was the very type of an " altruistic company."
To overlook the Cyrenaic recognition of social obligation and the hedonistic value of altruistic emotion is a very common expedient of those who are opposed to all hedonistic theories of life.
If the inherent energy of the principle of population (supposed everywhere the same) is measured by the rate at which numbers increase under the most favourable circumstances, surely the force of less favourable circumstances, acting through prudential or altruistic motives,, is measured by the great difference between this maximum rate and those which are observed to prevail in most European countries.
Such ruthless habits of the bee-commonwealth, no less than the altruistic labours of the workers, are adapted for the survival and dominance of the species.
The distinction of egoistical and altruistic action is further complicated by two facts.
On the other hand, every deliberate action based on an avowedly altruistic principle necessarily has a reference to the agent; if it is right that A should do a certain action for the benefit of B, then it tends to the moral self-realization of A that he should do it.
In accordance with my theory of the brain, each corresponds with one of our three altruistic instincts - veneration, attachment and benevolence."
Altruistic donations of eggs should be allowed.
Animals can have more altruistic behavior than humans.
He had altruistic motives.
He seemed driven by purely altruistic reasons to organize a week-long celebration of Finnish design.
How do we know it is not our own selfish desires disguised by the unconscious into seemingly altruistic motives?
Not all the reasons for joining a youth service group are entirely altruistic!
There were altruistic reasons for getting way for a bit.
Truly altruistic action is a form of yoga.
Were they altruistic acts?
In the Italian Renaissance, people of wealth distinguished themselves by their altruistic endeavors.