This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ght to his own life. Life is a process of self-sustaining and self-generated action; the right to life means the right to engage in self-sustaining and self-generated action — which means: the
freedom to take all the actions required by the nature of a rational being for the support, the furtherance, the fulfillment and the enjoyment of his own life. (Such is the meaning of the right
to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.)
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