"Mutual Consent to Mutual Advantage"
Fountainhead, ©1943
Ayn Rand

Fountainhead, ©1943

 

“In all proper relationships there is no sacrifice of anyone to anyone. An architect needs clients, but he does not subordinate his work to their wishes. They need him, but they do not order a house just to give him a commission. Men exchange their work by free, mutual consent to mutual advantage when their personal interests agree and they both desire the exchange. If they do not desire it, they are not forced to deal with each other. They seek further. This is the only possible form of relationship between equals. Anything else is a relation of slave to master, or victim to executioner."

Fountainhead, © 1943
Ayn Rand

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