This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...away with contradictions. It means the rejection of any form of mysticism, i.e., any claim to some nonsensory, nonrational, nondefmable, supernatural source of knowledge. It means a commitment t
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...