This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ce. But, on the other hand, without that claim, gunmen would remain where they belong: in the underworld, and would not rise to the councils of state to rule the destinies of nations.
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/> There are two ways of claiming that “The public, c’est moi”: one is practiced by the crude material parasite who clamors for government handouts in the name of a “public” need and
pockets what he has not earned; the other is practiced by his leader, the spiritual parasite, who derives his illusion of “greatness” — like a fence receiving stolen goods — from the pow...