This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ard of value — and it is logical that renunciation, resignation, self-denial, and every other form of suffering, including self-destruction, are the virtues it advocates. And, logically, these
are the only things that the practitioners of altruism have achieved and are achieving now.
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Observe that these three schools of ethical theory are anti-life, not merely in content
, but also in their method of approach.
The mystic theory of ethics is explicitly based on the premise that the standard of value of man’s ethics is set beyond the grave, by the ...