This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... revealed, by the man who seeks for enjoyment the company of human beings of intelligence, integrity and self-esteem, who share his exacting standards — and by the man who is able to enjoy him
self only with human beings who have no standards whatever and with whom, therefore, he feels free to be himself — or by the man who finds pleasure only in the company of people he despises, t
o whom he can compare himself favorably — or by the man who finds pleasure only among people he can deceive and manipulate, from whom he derives the lowest neurotic substitute for a sense of g...
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