This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand

—A. R.

New York, November 1970

1. The Objectivist Ethics

by Ayn Rand

Since I am to speak on the
Objectivist Ethics, I shall begin by quoting its best representative — John Galt, in Atlas Shrugged :

“Through centuries of scourges and disasters, brought about by your code
of morality, you have cried that your code had been broken, that the scourges were punishment for breaking it, that men were too weak and too selfish to spill all the blood it required. You damn...
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