This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...> What, then, is the motive of such intellectuals? Power-lust. Power-lust — as a manifestation of helplessness, of self-loathing and of the desire for the unearned.

The desire fo
r the unearned has two aspects: the unearned in matter and the unearned in spirit. (By “spirit” I mean: man’s consciousness.) These two aspects are necessarily inter-related, but a man’s desire may be focused pre- dominantly on one or the other. The desire for the unearned in spirit is the more destructive of the two and the more corrupt. It is a desire for unearned greatness&a...
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