Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.More Ayn Rand [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -- a rational ethics -- as a precondition of rebirth.More Ayn Rand [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is a demanding pleasure that demands the use of ones mind! Not in the sense of problem solving, but in the sense of exercising discrimination, judgment, awareness.More Ayn Rand [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.More Ayn Rand [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.More Ayn Rand [08/30/2005 12:08:00]
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:14]
A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:23]
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:31]
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:38]
Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:45]
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:53]
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:00]
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:07]
Evil requires the sanction of the victim.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:30]
Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:38]
From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:47]
God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:54]
Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:02]
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:17]
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:47]
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:56]
It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:06]
Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:14]
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:22]
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.More Ayn Rand [07/01/2011 06:07:39]

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