This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ife difficult — why don’t they keep silent? — who are they to judge?”
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And then, on some gray, middle-aged morning, such a man realizes suddenly that he has betrayed all the
values he had loved in his distant spring, and wonders how it happened, and slams his mind shut to the answer, by telling himself hastily that the fear he had felt in his worst, most shameful m
oments was right and that values have no chance in this world.
An irrational society is a society of moral cowards — of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles a...