This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...is life as a value — by choice; he has to leam to sustain it — by choice; he has to discover the values it requires and practice his virtues — by choice. A code of values accepted by choic
e is a code of morality.”
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The standard of value of the Objectivist ethics — the standard by which one judges what is good or evil — is man ’s life, or: that which is requir
ed for man’s survival qua man.
Since reason is man’s basic means of survival, that which is proper to the life of a rational being is the good; that which negates, opposes or d...