I have always placed the public good above any personal consideration.
It was their daily duty to serve as audience for some public— figure who made utterances about the public good, in phrases carefully chosen to convey no meaning.
Mr. Rearden, the law which you are denouncing is based on the highest principle-the principle of the public good.
Now he’ll convince the whole country that all businessmen are enemies of the public good!
Personally, I’m proud to believe that I am working for the public good, not just for my own profit.
The ones which are for the public good.
I could say to you that you do not serve the public good-that nobody’s good can be achieved at the price of human sacrifices-that when you violate the rights of one man, you have violated the rights of all, and a public of rightless creatures is doomed to destruction.
Do you wonder why, wherever you look, you see nothing but unanswerable questions, why your life is torn by impossible conflicts, why you spend it straddling irrational fences to evade artificial choices, such as soul or body, mind or heart, security or freedom, private profit or public good?
If it is now the belief of my fellow men, who call themselves the public, that their good requires victims, then I say: The public good be damned, I will have no part of it!
There are no more uses of "public goods" in the book.
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He likes to make a dollar same as anyone but he also has guilt, same ideas of public good, cultural patrimony, blah blah blah.