This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ich cannot be achieved directly or indirectly by his own effort.
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It is with a proper understanding of this “ indirectly ” that the crucial social issue begins.
ving in a society, instead of on a desert island, does not relieve a man of the responsibility of supporting his own life. The only difference is that he supports his life by trading his product
s or services for the products or services of others. And, in this process of trade, a rational man does not seek or desire any more or any less than his own effort can earn. What determines his...