This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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
good or evil, every day, year and decade of his life holds the sum of all the days behind him. He can alter his choices, he is free to change the direction of his course, he is even free, in man
y cases, to atone for the consequences of his past — but he is not free to escape them, nor to live his life with impunity on the range of the moment, like an animal, a playboy or a thug. If h...
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