It’s really very simple.


“It’s really very simple. If you tell a beautiful
woman that she is beautiful, what have you given her? It’s no more
than a fact and it has cost you nothing. But if you tell an ugly
woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of
corrupting the concept of beauty. To love a woman for her virtues
is meaningless. She’s earned it, it’s a payment, not a gift. But to
love her for her vices is a real gift, unearned and undeserved. To
love her for her vices is to defile all virtue for her sake—and
that is a real tribute of love, because you sacrifice your
conscience, your reason, your integrity and your invaluable

-Atlas Shrugged

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