This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d their lives, these are the reasons: cynicism, because they neither practice nor accept the altruist morality — guilt, because they dare not reject it.
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To rebel against so devas
tating an evil, one has to rebel against its basic premise. To redeem both man and morality, it is the concept of “selfishness” that one has to redeem.
The first step is to ass
ert man’s right to a moral existence — that is: to recognize his need of a moral code to guide the course and the fulfillment of his own life.
For a brief outline of the nature...