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insight
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
a clear understanding of some aspect of a complex situation; or a tendency to have such understandings
  • To the struggling remnants of rational honesty in the twisted, bewildered minds of your children, you declare that you can offer no rational argument to support the ideas that created this country, that there is no rational justification for freedom, for property, for justice, for rights, that they rest on a mystical insight and can be accepted only on faith, that in reason and logic the enemy is right, but faith is superior to reason.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (79% in)
  • "It seems to me," said Chick Morrison, his voice tentatively helpful, ' "that people of nobler spiritual nature, you know what I mean, people of .... of .... well, of mystical insight"-he paused, as if waiting to be slapped, but no one moved, so he repeated firmly-"yes, of mystical insight, won't go for that speech.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (3% in)
  • "It seems to me," said Chick Morrison, his voice tentatively helpful, ' "that people of nobler spiritual nature, you know what I mean, people of .... of .... well, of mystical insight"-he paused, as if waiting to be slapped, but no one moved, so he repeated firmly-"yes, of mystical insight, won't go for that speech.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (3% in)

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