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corrosion
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a state of deterioration — especially in metals
  • If you choose a mix of contradictions, it will clog your motor, corrode your transmission and wreck you on your first attempt to move with a machine which you, the driver, have corrupted.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (30% in)
  • ...learned from others-that your work is yours to choose, and the choice is as wide as your mind, that nothing more is possible to you and nothing less is human-that to cheat your way into a job bigger than your mind can handle is to become a fear corroded ape on borrowed motions and borrowed time, and to settle down into a job that requires less than your mind's full capacity is to cut your motor and sentence yourself to another kind of motion: decay-that your work is the process of...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (28% in)

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