This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ence. This does not mean a double standard of morality: the standard and the basic principles remain the same, but their application to either case requires precise definitions.
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emergency is an unchosen, unexpected event, limited in time, that creates conditions under which human survival is impossible — such as a flood, an earthquake, a fire, a shipwreck. In an emer
gency situation, men’s primary goal is to combat the disaster, escape the danger and restore normal conditions (to reach dry land, to put out the fire, etc.).
By “normal” con...