Wikipedia flourished partly because it was a shrine to altruism.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Altruism is innate, but it's not instinctual. Everybody's wired for it, but a switch has to be flipped.
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
John Buchanan Robinson
There's no such thing as altruism.
In 2010, my two Harvard mathematician colleagues and I dismantled kin-selection theory, which was the reigning theory of the origin of altruism at... →
E. O. Wilson