Ayn Rand Quotes

76 Ayn Rand quotes:

"A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"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."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Civilization Quotes
"The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed"
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins."
"That love is reverence, and worship, and glory, and the upward glance. Not a bandage for dirty sores. But they don't know it. Those who speak of love most promiscuously are the ones who've never felt it. They make some sort of feeble stew out of sympathy, compassion, comtempt, and general indiference, and they call it love. Once you've felt what it means to love as you and I know it - the total passion for the total height - you are unable of anything else."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Glory Quotes
"A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims."
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."
"A house can have integrity, just like a person"
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes
"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."
"Guilt is a rope that wears thin."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes
"The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt."
"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Russian Writer Quotes Reason Quotes
"The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"Learn to distinguish the difference between errors of knowledge and breaches of morality"
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Morality Quotes
"The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see."
"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."
"Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision."
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
"Evil requires the sanction of the victim."
"The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap."

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