This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...t a cause without assuming full responsibility for its effects — that one must never act like a zombie, i.e., without knowing one’s own purposes and motives — that one must never make any
decisions, form any convictions or seek any values out of context, i.e., apart from or against the total, integrated sum of one’s knowledge — and, above all, that one must never seek to get
away with contradictions. It means the rejection of any form of mysticism, i.e., any claim to some nonsensory, nonrational, nondefmable, supernatural source of knowledge. It means a commitment t...
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