This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
.... And if the frustration of any desire constitutes a sacrifice , then a man who owns an automobile and is robbed of it, is being sacrificed, but so is the man who wants or “aspires to” an au
tomobile which the owner refuses to give him — and these two “sacrifices” have equal ethical status. If so, then man’s only choice is to rob or be robbed, to destroy or be destroyed, to
sacrifice others to any desire of his own or to sacrifice himself to any desire of others; then man’s only ethical alternative is to be a sadist or a masochist.
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