This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... reality in the soul of any Milquetoast who looks with envy at the achievements of industrialists and dreams of what beautiful public parks he could create if only everyone’s lives, efforts an
d resources were turned over to him.
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All public projects are mausoleums, not always in shape, but always in cost.
The next time you encounter one of those “public-s
pirited” dreamers who tells you rancorously that “some very desirable goals cannot be achieved without everybody’s participation,” tell him that if he cannot obtain everybody’s volunta...