This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...peaceful, prosperous, benevolent, rational society.
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Can man derive any personal benefit from living in a human society? Y es — if it is a human society. The two great values to b
e gained from social existence are: knowledge and trade. Man is the only species that can transmit and expand his store of knowledge from generation to generation; the knowledge potentially avai
lable to man is greater than any one man could begin to acquire in his own life-span; every man gains an incalculable benefit from the knowledge discovered by others. The second great benefit is...