... there's nothing of any importance in life except how well you do your work. Nothing. Only that. Whatever else you are, will come from that. It's the only measure of human value. All the codes of ethics they'll try to ram down your throat are just so much paper money put out by swindlers to fleece people of their virtues. The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard.
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The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.
There was no such person as Mrs. Wayne Wilmot there was only a shell containing the opinions of her friends, the picture postcards she had seen, the novels of country squires she had read
For centuries, the battle of morality was fought between those who claimed that your life belongs to God and those who claimed that it belongs to your neighbours between those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of ghosts in heaven and those who preached that the good is self-sacrifice for the sake of incompetents on earth. And no one came to say that your life belongs to you and that the good is to live it.
When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter if I am right, he will learn if I am wrong, I will one of us will win, but both will profit.
To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense. Nature does not make sense. Nothing makes sense.
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