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  • And it was, he thought; else why those constant complaints, those unceasing accusations about his indifference?
  • And I don’t wish to hold it by the grace of your cowardice-by means of a constant struggle to outwit you and keep some threat over your head.
  • Dagny laughed, in enjoyment of the moment, any moment, as if the undercurrent of enjoyment was constant within her and little was needed to tap it.
  • When he had grasped the implications of his laughter, he had known that he was now condemned to constant vigilance against himself.
  • He had to stand on guard against his own feeling-as if some part of him had become a stranger that had to be kept numb, and his will had to be its constant, watchful anesthetic.
  • He concentrated on the relief of the mirror’s cooling touch, wondering how one went about forcing one’s mind into blankness, particularly after a lifetime lived on the axiom that the constant, clearest, most ruthless function of his rational faculty was his foremost duty.
  • Judge his views by the motive of that action, you have constantly been told.
  • It was not my constant feeling.
  • Your constant asking of a why for everything.
  • They’re nothing and anything, they’re not beings, they’re only switches, just constant switches without any shape.
  • It is only a living organism that faces a constant alternative: the issue of life or death.
  • A process of reason is a process of constant choice in answer to the question: True or False?-Right or Wrong?
  • By its own confession, it is impotent to teach men to be good and can only subject them to constant punishment.
  • And when you’ll look at men or at yourself, you will feel, not disgust, suspicion and guilt, but a single constant: respect.
  • But I-this is what I chose as the constant and normal.
  • He bent his face down to hers and she heard the question that had come again and again in the nights of the year behind them, always torn out of him involuntarily, always as a sudden break that betrayed his constant, secret torture: "Who was your first man?"
  • What could this mean-you have constantly been toldunless it meant that even he recognized the necessity of Directive 10289 and sacrificed his personal interests for the sake of the country?
  • Instead, he reached out suddenly and moved his hand over her forehead, down the line of her hair, in a gesture of protective tenderness, in the sudden feeling of how delicately childlike she was, this adversary who had borne the constant challenge of his strength, but who should have had his protection.
  • There had been times when an unsummoned vision-a sight of the valley-had seemed to rise before her, not as a sudden appearance, but as a constant, hidden presence that suddenly chose to assume an insistent reality.
  • The grandstands were rapidly filling with people, and Dr. Ferris kept interrupting himself constantly to wave to nondescript newcomers, whom Dr. Stadler had never seen before, but who were personages, as he could tell by the particular shade of gaily informal deference in Ferns’ waving.
  • There was not much that remained in her mind of the last twenty hours, only disconnected bits, held together by the single constant that had made them possible-by the soft, loose faces of men who fought to hide from themselves that they knew the answers to the questions she asked.
  • Oh, of course, you have been away for most of the last two months, so you might have missed the constant reminders-in the press, on the radio, in public speeches-that even Hank Rearden approves of and supports Directive 10-289, since he has voluntarily signed his Metal over to the nation.
  • If to choose a person as the constant center of one’s concern, as the focus of one’s view of life, was to love-he thought-then it was true that she loved him; but if, to him, love was a celebration of one’s self and of existence-then, to the self-haters and life-haters, the pursuit of destruction was the only form and equivalent of love.
  • Her line of attack, which he had found so baffling, had been constant and clear-it was his self-esteem she had sought to destroy, knowing that a man who surrenders his value is at the mercy of anyone’s will; it was his moral purity she had struggled to breach, it was his confident rectitude she had wanted to shatter by means of the poison of guilt-as if, were he to collapse, his depravity would give her a right to hers.
  • Productiveness is your acceptance of morality, your recognition of the fact that you choose to live-that productive work is the process by which man’s consciousness controls his existence, a constant process of acquiring knowledge and shaping matter to fit one’s purpose, of translating an idea into physical form, of remaking the earth in the image of one’s values-that all work is creative work ft done by a thinking mind, and no work is creative if done by a blank who repeats inů

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  • The history of computers is a history of constant technological advancement.
  • She is in constant pain.

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