To be the altruist, one must first be the egoist (say the philosophers), to give, one must first have.
If I had your altruist emotional temperament, I should not hesitate for a moment.
On our knees the egotist must die, and the altruist be born.
In point of fact, of course, he is no more an altruist than any other healthy mammal.
In the pastor Sudermann attempts to paint the altruist in action.
But both egoist and altruist are philosophical abstractions.
They do not believe, and they tell you bluntly they do not believe, any man who claims to be an altruist.
Thus Godwin was rationalist, altruist, anarchist, and non-resister.
He was an altruist, and he loved others better than himself.
I like to think there's even a good deal of the altruist in me.