This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...o reason, not in sporadic fits or on selected issues or in special emergencies, but as a permanent way of life.
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The virtue of Productiveness is the recognition of the fact that pro
ductive work is the process by which man’s mind sustains his life, the process that sets man free of the necessity to adjust himself to his background, as all animals do, and gives him the pow
er to adjust his background to himself. Productive work is the road of man’s unlimited achievement and calls upon the highest attributes of his character: his creative ability, his ambitiousne...