This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...the public,” against one’s own judgment and standards, is.
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The excuse, given in all such cases, is that the “compromise” is only temporary and that one will reclaim one’s
integrity at some indeterminate future date. But one cannot correct a husband’s or wife’s irrationality by giving in to it and encouraging it to grow. One cannot achieve the victory of one�
��s ideas by helping to propagate their opposite. One cannot offer a literary masterpiece, “when one has become rich and famous,” to a following one has acquired by writing trash. If one fou...