This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...sely is what life forbids — if one wishes to achieve anything but a stretch of tortured years spent in progressive self-destruction.

(July 1962)


8. How Does
One Lead a Rational Life in an
irrational Society?

by Ayn Rand


I will confine my answer to a single, fundamental aspect of this question. I will name on
ly one principle, the opposite of the idea which is so prevalent today and which is responsible for the spread of evil in the world. That principle is: One must never fail to pronounce moral jud...
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