Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter
The moral justification of capitalism does not lie in the altruist claim that it represents the best way to achieve 'the common good.' It is true that capitalism does -- if that catch-phrase has any meaning -- but this is merely a secondary consequence. The moral justification for capitalism lies in the fact that it is the only system consonant with man's rational nature, that it protects man's survival qua man, and that its ruling principle is: justiceMore Ayn Rand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Defiance, not obedience, is the American's answer to overbearing authority.More Ayn Rand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.More Ayn Rand quotes [07/01/2011 06:07:27]
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.More Ayn Rand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Rationalization is a cover-up, a process of providing one's emotions with a false identity, of giving them spurious explanations and justifications - in order to hide one's motives, not just from others, but primarily from oneself. The price of rationalizing is the hampering, the distortion, and, ultimately, the destruction of one's cognitive faculty. Rationalization is a process not of perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one's emotions.More Ayn Rand quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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