Sunday, 5 August 2012

Time For Ayn Rand Quotes

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

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

"Money is the barometer of a society's virtue." Ayn Rand

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

"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." Ayn Rand

"Evil requires the sanction of the victim." Ayn Rand

"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build." Ayn Rand

"The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it." Ayn Rand

"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter." Ayn Rand

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

Ayn Rand Quotes
Ayn Rand in 1957

Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially less successful, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel The Fountainhead. In 1957, she published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward she turned to nonfiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own magazines and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982.
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"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil." Ayn Rand

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

"There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob." Ayn Rand

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

"If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject." Ayn Rand

"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom." Ayn Rand

"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone." Ayn Rand

"Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future." Ayn Rand

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

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

"To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power." Ayn Rand

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

"To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."" Ayn Rand

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

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

"The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt." Ayn Rand

"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." Ayn Rand

"The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap." Ayn Rand

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." Ayn Rand

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

"There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist." Ayn Rand

"So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?" Ayn Rand

"Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth." Ayn Rand

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

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

"God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive." Ayn Rand

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

"Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death." Ayn Rand

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