This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... of nature, but have to be discovered and achieved by his own thinking and work. One’s sole obligation toward others, in this respect, is to maintain a social system that leaves men free to ac
hieve, to gain and to keep their values.
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Every code of ethics is based on and derived from a metaphysics, that is: from a theory about the fundamental nature of the universe in whi
ch man lives and acts. The altruist ethics is based on a “malevolent universe” metaphysics, on the theory that man, by his very nature, is helpless and doomed — that success, happiness, ac...