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Atlas Shrugged
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  • But he still thought it self-evident that one had to do what was right; he had never learned how people could want to do otherwise; he had learned only that they did.
  • This last was stated without explanation or elaboration, as if the words "profit motive" were the self-evident brand of ultimate evil.
  • The boy glanced at him with indignant astonishment, as if the answer were self-evident.
  • The impulse of the habit of reason almost pushed her to speak, to argue, to demonstrate the self-evident-but she looked at their faces and she saw that they knew it.
  • She spread her hands out in an astonished gesture to indicate the self-evident.

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  • We hold these truths to be self-evident...
  • I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream

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