This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...nd goals. But since men have to act, so long as they live, such a society is ready to be taken over by anyone willing to set its direction. The initiative can come from only two types of men: ei ther from the man who is willing to assume the responsibility of asserting rational values — or from the thug who is not troubled by questions of responsibility.

No matter how ha
rd the struggle, there is only one choice that a rational man can make in the face of such an alternative.

(April 1962)

9. The Cult of Moral Grayness
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