Jerris the First was neither a power-mad dictator nor an altruist, although he had been called both.
To be the altruist, one must first be the egoist (say the philosophers), to give, one must first have.
I am afraid that I am not enough of an altruist to care so definitely about the morals of a race unborn.
If I had your altruist emotional temperament, I should not hesitate for a moment.
Egoists (with even thinner and weaker voices) denounce Him as an altruist.
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.
People have tried to make him out an ordinary philanthropist, or ranked him as an altruist with the scientific and sentimental.
But both egoist and altruist are philosophical abstractions.