This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... with existence, with one’s practical actions and concerns — or that the goal of ethics is beyond the grave, that the dead need ethics, not the living.
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Ethics is not a mystic f
antasy — nor a social convention — nor a dispensable, subjective luxury, to be switched or discarded in any emergency. Ethics is an objective, metaphysical necessity of man ’s survival —
not by the grace of the supernatural nor of your neighbors nor of your whims, but by the grace of reality and the nature of life.
I quote from Galt’s speech: “Man has been cal...