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used in Atlas Shrugged

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try to prevent; or prevent
  • Millions of men, an entire nation, were not able to deter you from producing Rearden Metal-because you had the knowledge of its superlative value and the power which such knowledge gives.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (75% in)
  • the only end that the mystics' creed has ever achieved, as it is the only end that you see them achieving today, and if the ravages wrought by their acts have not made them question their doctrines, if they profess to be moved by love, yet are not deterred by piles of human corpses, it is because the truth about their souls is worse than the obscene excuse you have allowed them, the excuse that the end justifies the means and that the horrors they practice are means to nobler ends.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (66% in)

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