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- In her childhood, his statue had been Dagny's first concept of the exalted.1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (84% in)
- Yet through all the centuries of stagnation and starvation, men exalted the looters, as aristocrats of the sword, as aristocrats of birth, as aristocrats of the bureau, and despised the producers, as slaves, as traders, as shopkeepers-as industrialists.2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (81% in)
- -an act which is not possible in self-abasement, only in self-exaltation, only in the confidence of being desired and being worthy of desire.2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (83% in)
- You, who dare to regard us as the moral inferiors of any mystic who claims supernatural visions-you, who scramble like vultures for plundered pennies, yet honor a fortune-teller above a fortune maker-you, who scorn a businessman as ignoble, but esteem any posturing artist as exalted-the root of your standards is that mystic miasma which comes from primordial swamps, that cult of death, which pronounces a businessman immoral by reason of the fact that he keeps you alive.3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (74% in)
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