This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...er to dispose of that which he has not earned and from the mystic view of himself as the embodied voice of “the public.”
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Of the two, the material parasite is psychologically he
althier and closer to reality: at least, he eats or wears his loot. But the only source of satisfaction open to the spiritual parasite, his only means to gain “prestige” (apart from giving o
rders and spreading terror), is the most wasteful, useless and meaningless activity of all: the building of public monuments.
Greatness is achieved by the productive effort of a ma...