This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...rol is possible in a universe which, by one’s own concession, contains the supernatural, the miraculous and the causeless, a universe in which one is at the mercy of ghosts and demons, in whic
h one must deal, not with the unknown, but with the unknowable', no control is possible if man proposes, but a ghost disposes; no control is possible if the universe is a haunted house.
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(3) His life and self-esteem require that the object and concern of man’s consciousness be reality and this earth — but morality, men are taught, consists of scorning this earth a...