She Said That? 11/9/17

From Ayn Rand (1905–1982), Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter The Fountainhead (1943):

It’s easier to donate a few thousands to charity and think oneself noble than to base self-respect on personal standards of personal achievement. It’s simple to seek substitutes for competence—such easy substitutes: love, charm, kindness, charity. But there is no substitute for competence

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