This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...putes among men according to objective laws.
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Criminals are a small minority in any semicivilized society. But the protection and enforcement of contracts through courts of civil la
w is the most crucial need of a peaceful society; without such protection, no civilization could be developed or maintained.
Man cannot survive, as animals do, by acting on the ran
ge of the immediate moment. Man has to project his goals and achieve them across a span of time; he has to calculate his actions and plan his life long-range. The better a man’s mind and the g...