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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Do you understand that it’s nothing but vicious self-indulgence on my part?
  • They are greedy, self-indulgent, predatory dollar-chasers who-
  • He did not want to look at them; he despised memories as a pointless indulgence.
  • Did you call it your vicious self-indulgence?
  • I want no pretense, no evasion, no silent indulgence, with the nature of our actions left unnamed.
  • She knew, even though she was too young to know the reason, that indiscriminate desire and unselective indulgence were possible only to those who regarded sex and themselves as evil.
  • You’re going to learn a lesson-all of you!-all of you spoiled, self-indulgent, undisciplined little two-bit clerks, who strut as if that crap about your rights was serious!
  • It was not-as it is for most of youan act of casual indulgence and mutual contempt.
  • But their swinish indulgence in plundered luxury is not enjoyment, it is escape.
  • If the sensation of eating a cake is a value, why is it an immoral indulgence in your stomach, but a moral goal for you to achieve in the stomach of others?
  • He was fighting to regain control, there was almost a touch of apology in his smile, the apology of a child pleading for indulgence, but there was also an adult’s amusement, the laughing declaration that he did not have to hide his struggle, since it was happiness that he was wrestling with, not pain.
  • Accept the fact that the achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness-not pain or mindless self-indulgence-is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
  • …drudgery was held to be a woman’s proper virtue-while that which gave it meaning and sanction was held as a shameful sin …. the work of dealing with grease, steam and slimy peelings in a reeking kitchen was held to be a spiritual matter, an act of compliance with her moral duty-while the meeting of two bodies in a bedroom was held to be a physical indulgence, an act of surrender to an animal instinct, with no glory, meaning or pride of spirit to be claimed by the animals involved.
  • The soybean is a much more sturdy, nutritious and economical plant than all the extravagant foods which our wasteful, self-indulgent diet has conditioned us to expect," Kip’s Ma had said over the radio; her voice always sounded as if it were falling in drops, not of water, but of mayonnaise.

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  • Indulgent parents risk spoiling their children.
  • Her parents are strict, but her grandparents are indulgent.

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