This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...nsible requirements of those unknowable others who did make the world, whoever those might be.
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But humility and presumptuousness are two sides of the same psychological medal. In t
he willingness to throw oneself blindly on the mercy of others there is the implicit privilege of making blind demands on one’s masters.
There are countless ways in which this so
rt of “metaphysical humility” reveals itself. For instance, there is the man who wishes to be rich, but never thinks of discovering what means, actions and conditions are required to achieve...