This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ity of this doctrine — and the reason why the term “compromise” implies, in today’s general usage, an act of moral treason — lies in the fact that it requires men to accept ethical sub
jectivism as the basic principle superseding all principles in human relationships and to sacrifice anything as a concession to one another’s whims.
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The question “Doesn’t lif
e require compromise?” is usually asked by those who fail to differentiate between a basic principle and some concrete, specific wish. Accepting a lesser job than one had wanted is not a “co...