This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... he does not permit himself to hold contradictory values, to pursue contradictory goals, or to imagine that the pursuit of a contradiction can ever be to his interest.

Only an irra
tionalist (or mystic or subjectivist — in which category I place all those who regard faith, feelings or desires as man’s standard of value) exists in a perpetual conflict of “interests.� � Not only do his alleged interests clash with those of other men, but they clash also with one another.

No one finds it difficult to dismiss from philosophical consideration the p...
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