This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...eals a mind from which the reality of a human being has been wiped out.
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Humility and presumptuousness are always two sides of the same premise, and always share the task of filling
the space vacated by self- esteem in a collectivized mentality. The man who is willing to serve as the means to the ends of others, will necessarily regard others as the means to his ends. The
more neurotic he is or the more conscientious in the practice of altruism (and these two aspects of his psychology will act reciprocally to reinforce each other), the more he will tend to devise...