This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...tures that had housed events of great historical importance. If you have seen the austere simplicity of Independence Hall, you have seen the difference between authentic grandeur and the pyramid s of “public-spirited” prestige-seekers.

In America, human effort and material resources were not expropriated for public monuments and public projects, but were spent on the p
rogress of the private, personal, individual well-being of individual citizens. America’s greatness lies in the fact that her actual monuments are not public.

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