This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... desire may be focused pre- dominantly on one or the other. The desire for the unearned in spirit is the more destructive of the two and the more corrupt. It is a desire for unearned greatness&a pos;, it is expressed (but not defined) by the foggy murk of the term “prestige.”

The seekers of unearned material benefits are merely financial parasites, moochers, looters or
criminals, who are too limited in number and in mind to be a threat to civilization, until and unless they are released and legalized by the seekers of unearned greatness.

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