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Atlas Shrugged
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  • That’s what you get, he thought, when you indulge yourself in weakness.
  • Miss Taggart, don’t you think that this is a case where one cannot afford to indulge in abstract theory, but must consider practical reality?
  • They indulge their emotions at any cost.
  • We cannot indulge in theory, we have to deal with the practical reality of the moment.
  • He had no desire to be a martyr for the sake of allowing people safely to indulge in their own irresponsible evil.
  • She read the accounts of the business ventures he undertook at lengthy intervals; the ventures were spectacularly successful and ruined his competitors, but he indulged in them as in an occasional sport, staging a sudden raid, then vanishing from the industrial scene for a year or two, leaving d’Anconia Copper to the management of his employees.
  • But to indulge any personal loneliness, at a time when he knew how desperately the railroad needed her in Colorado, was an act of disloyalty he had never committed before-and he felt a vague, desolate sense of guilt.
  • Happiness is not the satisfaction of whatever irrational wishes you might blindly attempt to indulge.
  • You proclaim that you need us, yet indulge the impertinence of asserting your right to rule us by force-and expect that we, who are not afraid of that physical nature which fills you with terror, will cower at the sight of any lout who has talked you into voting him a chance to command us.
  • And to indulge your ugly little shams, you support the doctrines of your teachers, while they run hog-wild proclaiming that spending, the effect, creates riches, the cause, that machinery, the effect, creates intelligence, the cause, that your sexual desires, the effect, create your philosophical values, the cause.
  • He spoke, fighting not to acknowledge the nature of the emotion rising within him, "What sort of effrontery are you indulging in?
  • "It’s a disgrace to come to such a state . if you society girls had something to do besides indulging your desires and chasing pleasures, you wouldn’t be wandering, drunk as a tramp, at this hour of the night . if you stopped living for your own enjoyment, stopped thinking of yourself and found some higher-" Then the girl screamed-and the scream went beating against the blank walls of the street as in a chamber of torture, an animal scream of terror.

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  • She indulges her children more than is good for them.
  • I indulge my taste for sweets more than is good for me.

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