This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ht there. ... 1 don’t have to tell you that if I do it, it won’t be an act of self-sacrifice. 1 do not care to live on their terms. I do not care to obey them and I do not care to see you en during a drawn-out murder. There will be no values for me to seek after that — and I do not care to exist without values.” If a man loves a woman so much that he does not wish to survive her death, if life can have nothing more to offer him at that price, then his dying to save her is not a sacrifice.

The same principle applies to a man, caught in a dictatorship, who ...
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