This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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.

Unearne
d greatness is so unreal, so neurotic a concept that the wretch who seeks it cannot identify it even to himself: to identify it, is to make it impossible. He needs the irrational, undefinable sl...
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