This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...furthers its life is the good, that which threatens it is the evil.

Without an ultimate goal or end, there can be no lesser goals or means: a series of means going off into an infi
nite progression toward a nonexistent end is a metaphysical and epistemological impossibility. It is only an ultimate goal, an end in itself, that makes the existence of values possible.

2 When applied to physical phenomena, such as the automatic functions of an organism, the term “goal- directed” is not to be taken to mean “purposive” (a concept applicable only t...
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