This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...lues and interests. Which means: to believe that it is proper, moral and possible for man to achieve his goals, regardless of whether they contradict the facts of reality or not. Which means: to
hold an irrational or mystical view of existence. Which means: to deserve no further consideration.
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In choosing his goals (the specific values he seeks to gain and/or keep), a rat
ional man is guided by his thinking (by a process of reason) — not by his feelings or desires. He does not regard desires as irreducible primaries, as the given, which he is destined irresisti...