October 6, 2010

Justice: When Man is Free to Profit

Part II, Chapter 7 - The Moratorium on Brains:
[Continuation of yesterday's AS QOTD]

"Why should you be shocked, Mr. Rearden? I am merely complying with the system which my fellow men have established. If they believe that force is the proper means to deal with one another, I am giving them what they ask for. If they believe that the purpose of my life is to serve them, let them try to enforce their creed. If they believe that my mind is their property - let them come and get it."

"But what sort of life have you chosen? To what purpose are you giving your mind?"

"To the cause of my love."

"Which is what?"

"Justice."

"Served by being a pirate?"

"By working for the day when I won't have to be a pirate any longer."

"Which day is that?"

"The day when you'll be free to make a profit on Rearden Metal."

'Atlas Shrugged' QOTD Posted by JohnGalt at October 6, 2010 2:18 PM
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