This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ave him have equal ethical validity; one man’s desire to be loved and admired for his virtues and another man’s desire for undeserved love and unearned admiration have equal ethical validity
. And if the frustration of any desire constitutes a sacrifice , then a man who owns an automobile and is robbed of it, is being sacrificed, but so is the man who wants or “aspires to” an au
tomobile which the owner refuses to give him — and these two “sacrifices” have equal ethical status. If so, then man’s only choice is to rob or be robbed, to destroy or be destroyed, to ...
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