This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...r /> When a man of self-esteem chooses his values and sets his goals, when he projects the long-range purposes that will unify and guide his actions — it is like a bridge thrown to the future, across which his life will pass, a bridge supported by the conviction that his mind is competent to think, to judge, to value, and that he is worthy of enjoying values.

This sense
of control over reality is not the result of special skills, ability or knowledge. It is not dependent on particular successes or failures. It reflects one’s fundamental relationship to reali...
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