This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d greatness is so unreal, so neurotic a concept that the wretch who seeks it cannot identify it even to himself: to identify it, is to make it impossible. He needs the irrational, undefinable sl ogans of altruism and collectivism to give a semiplausible form to his nameless urge and anchor it to reality — to support his own self-deception more than to deceive his victims. “The publi c,” “the public interest,” “service to the public” are the means, the tools, the swinging pendulums of the power-luster’s self- hypnosis.

Since there is no such entity ...
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