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.”
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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.
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...