This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...he destruc- tion of their victims and their own. As evidence, I offer you any criminal or any dictatorship.
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Man cannot survive, like an animal, by acting on the range of the moment
. An animal’s life consists of a series of separate cycles, repeated over and over again, such as the cycle of breeding its young, or of storing food for the winter; an animal’s consciousnes
s cannot integrate its entire lifespan; it can carry just so far, then the animal has to begin the cycle all over again, with no connection to the past. Man ’s life is a continuous whole: for ...