This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...tible with mental health or self-esteem. These doctrines are destructive existentially and psychologically.
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(1) The maintenance of his life and the achievement of self-esteem requi
re of man the fullest exercise of his reason — but morality, men are taught, rests on and requires faith.
Faith is the commitment of one’s consciousness to beliefs for which on
e has no sensory evidence or rational proof.
When a man rejects reason as his standard of judgment, only one alternative standard remains to him: his feelings. A mystic is a man wh...