This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...sure” of being unconscious, are not the same — just as the pleasure of achieving real values, of gaining an authentic sense of efficacy, and the “pleasure” of temporarily diminishing one ’s sense of fear and helplessness, are not the same. The man of self-esteem experiences the pure, unadulterated enjoyment of using his faculties properly and of achieving actual values in real ity — a pleasure of which the other three men can have no inkling, just as he has no inkling of the dim, murky state which they call “pleasure.”

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