Ayn Rand Quotes

76 Ayn Rand quotes:

"In that world, you'll be able to rise in the morning with the spirit you had known in your childhood: that spirit of eagerness, adventure and certainty which comes from dealing with a rational universe"
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"There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob"
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"A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving."
"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity."
"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."
"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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"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."
"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
"To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power."
"To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."
"God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive."
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."
"Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver."
"Money is the barometer of a society's virtue."
"So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?"
"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."
"America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to "the common good", but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes"
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"If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Russian Writer Quotes Altruism Quotes
"Art is too serious to be taken seriously."

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