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

New York, September 1964

P.S. Nathaniel Branden is no longer associated with me, with my
philosophy or with The Objectivist (formerly The Objectivist

—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 ...
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