Ayn Rand Quotes


76 Ayn Rand quotes:



"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong."
"There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist."
"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live."
"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."
"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil."
"Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason."
"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."
"Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth."
"People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk."
"The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them."
"There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob."
"Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself."
"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."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Russian Writer Quotes Mindset Quotes
"When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit."
Author: Rand Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law."



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