This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...oments was right and that values have no chance in this world.
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An irrational society is a society of moral cowards — of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles a
nd goals. But since men have to act, so long as they live, such a society is ready to be taken over by anyone willing to set its direction. The initiative can come from only two types of men: ei
ther from the man who is willing to assume the responsibility of asserting rational values — or from the thug who is not troubled by questions of responsibility.
No matter how ha...