This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...A trader is a man who earns what he gets and does not give or take the undeserved. He does not treat men as masters or slaves, but as independent equals. He deals with men by means of a free, vo
luntary, unforced, uncoerced exchange — an exchange which benefits both parties by their own independent judgment. A trader does not expect to be paid for his defaults, only for his achievemen
ts. He does not switch to others the burden of his failures, and he does not mortgage his life into bondage to the failures of others.
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