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What are the instruments for securing the preponderance of Altruism?

Pleasurably, for a moment, he considered the altruism of that aphorism.

I must get that part of me off in my journal, but a book about—Altruism?

She knew almost as much about altruism as a dog does about the celestial sciences.

It has been charmingand I am so interested in your experiment in altruism.

The Associates were altruistic for the sake of altruism, not for the sake of its beneficiaries.

This is altruism, an' we're but actin' out what you been preachin'.

"My next assignment in altruism," says he, holdin' it to the light.

Altruism to Spencer was the enlightened self-interest of the race.

Of all the isms of the day altruism is far the noblest and most promising.

WORD ORIGIN

1853, "unselfishness, opposite of egoism," from French altruisme, coined or popularized 1830 by French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798-1857), from autrui, from Old French altrui, "of or to others," from Latin alteri, dative of alter "other" (see alter). Apparently suggested to Comte by French legal phrase l'autrui, or in full, le bien, le droit d'autrui. The -l- is perhaps a reinsertion from the Latin word.

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