This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... — demand the mystics. Is he infallible? Then how dare he challenge the word of God, or of God’s representatives, and set himself up as the judge of — anything?
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pride is not — as the mystics preposterously imply it to be — a pretense at omniscience or infallibility. On the contrary, precisely because man must struggle for knowledge, precisely becaus
e the pursuit of knowledge requires an effort, the men who assume this responsibility properly feel pride.
Sometimes, colloquially, pride is taken to mean a pretense at accomplishm...