This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... a benevolent co-existence among men — that it permits no concept of justice.
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If you wonder about the reasons behind the ugly mixture of cynicism and guilt in which most men spen
d their lives, these are the reasons: cynicism, because they neither practice nor accept the altruist morality — guilt, because they dare not reject it.
To rebel against so devas
tating an evil, one has to rebel against its basic premise. To redeem both man and morality, it is the concept of “selfishness” that one has to redeem.
The first step is to ass...