This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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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In spiritual issues — (by “spiritual” I
mean: “pertaining to man’s consciousness”) — the currency or medium of exchange is different, but the principle is the same. Love, friendship, respect, admiration are the emotional resp
onse of one man to the virtues of another, the spiritual payment given in exchange for the personal, selfish pleasure which one man derives from the virtues of another man’s character. Only a ...