This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...dgments he pronounces. The things which he condemns or extols exist in objective reality and are open to the independent appraisal of others. It is his own moral character and standards that he
reveals, when he blames or praises. If he condemns America and extols Soviet Russia — or if he attacks businessmen and defends juvenile delinquents — or if he denounces a great work of art a
nd praises trash — it is the nature of his own soul that he confesses.
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It is their fear of this responsibility that prompts most people to adopt an attitude of indiscriminate mor...