This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... physical survival of a crawling aggregate of muscles who is willing to accept any terms, obey any thug and surrender any values, for the sake of what is known as “survival at any price,” wh
ich may or may not last a week or a year. “Man’s survival qua man” means the terms, methods, conditions and goals required for the survival of a rational being through the whole of his lif
espan — in all those aspects of existence which are open to his choice.
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Man cannot survive as anything but man. He can abandon his means of survival, his mind, he can turn himsel...