This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...statement as an expression of cynicism and contempt. But the truth is that their statement pays mankind a compliment it does not deserve.
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/> 6. The Psychology of Pleasure
by Nathaniel Branden
Pleasure, for man, is not a luxury, but a profound psychological need.
Pleasure (in the wid
est sense of the term) is a metaphysical concomitant of life, the reward and consequence of successful action — just as pain is the insignia of failure, destruction, death.