This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...d to turn the misfortune of some into a first mortgage on the lives of others.
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Poverty, ignorance, illness and other problems of that kind are not metaphysical emergencies. By the
metaphysical nature of man and of existence, man has to maintain his life by his own effort; the values he needs — such as wealth or knowledge — are not given to him automatically, as a gift
of nature, but have to be discovered and achieved by his own thinking and work. One’s sole obligation toward others, in this respect, is to maintain a social system that leaves men free to ac...