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Quotes by Ayn Rand


When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.

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Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.

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To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.

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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.

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A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

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Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

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Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

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The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.

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Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

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The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.

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Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.

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Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.

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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.

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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.

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Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.

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Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

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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.

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The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

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I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

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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.

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Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

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Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

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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.

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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

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