This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...fare) of the person involved into one’s own hierarchy of values, then acting accordingly.
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But this is a reward which men have to earn by means of their virtues and which one cann
ot grant to mere acquaintances or strangers.
What, then, should one properly grant to strangers? The generalized respect and good will which one should grant to a human being in th
e name of the potential value he represents — until and unless he forfeits it.
A rational man does not forget that life is the source of all values and, as such, a common bond am...