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Atlas Shrugged
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  • As witness our great industries-the only accomplishment of our alleged civilization-built by vulgar materialists with the aims, the interests and the moral sense of hogs.
  • You can’t see much in that alleged mirror, but you’re okay.
  • I stood it as long as I could, and then I had to escape, if only for one evening…… The first time I came down here for dinner, after my alleged promotion, they all stared at me so much, I didn’t dare come back.
  • -but it’s just that a man of culture is bored with the alleged wonders of purely material ingenuity," she was saying.
  • She had called a meeting of the Terminal track laborers for the alleged purpose of boosting their morale, she had held the meeting twice, to face all the men in turn-she had repeated the same unintelligible speech, feeling a stab of shame at the empty generalities she uttered and, together, a stab of pride that it did not matter to her any longer-she had looked at the exhausted, brutalized faces of men who did not care whether they were ordered to work or to listen to meaningless…
  • …is one’s only judge of values and one’s only guide of action-that reason is an absolute that permits no compromise-that a concession to the irrational invalidates one’s consciousness and turns it from the task of perceiving to the task of faking reality-that the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind-that the acceptance of a mystical invention is a wish for the annihilation of existence and, properly, annihilates one’s consciousness.

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  • She alleged that she was the victim of a crime.
  • He alleges that there is no real deficit reduction in the Deficit Reduction Bill.

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