This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.” (Atlas Shrugged .) The next time you are tempted to ask: “Doesn’t life require compro
mise?” translate that question into its actual meaning: “Doesn’t life require the surrender of that which is true and good to that which is false and evil?” The answer is that that preci
sely is what life forbids — if one wishes to achieve anything but a stretch of tortured years spent in progressive self-destruction.
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