This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...verything he needs or desires has to be learned, discovered and produced by him — by his own choice, by his own effort, by his own mind.
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A being who does not know automatically w
hat is true or false, cannot know automatically what is right or wrong, what is good for him or evil. Yet he needs that knowledge in order to live. He is not exempt from the laws of reality, he
is a specific organism of a specific nature that requires specific actions to sustain his life. He cannot achieve his survival by arbitrary means nor by random motions nor by blind urges nor by ...