This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ed man, you damned existence, you damned this earth, but never dared to question your code. ... You went on crying that your code was noble, but human nature was not good enough to practice it.
And no one rose to ask the question: Good? — by what standard?
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“You wanted to know John Galt’s identity. I am the man who has asked that question.
is an age of moral crisis. ... Your moral code has reached its climax, the blind alley at the end of its course. And if you wish to go on living, what you now need is not to return to morality ....