This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...lame for it and suffer through the whole of his earthly existence, to atone for the guilt of being unable to practice the impracticable. The Dark Ages and the Middle Ages are the existential mon u- ment to this theory of ethics.

The social theory of ethics substitutes “society” for God — and although it claims that its chief concern is life on earth, it is not the li
fe of man, not the life of an individual, but the life of a disembodied entity, the collective , which, in relation to every individual, consists of everybody except himself. As far as the indiv...
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