Ayn Rand Quotes.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
A businessman cannot force you to buy his product; if he makes a mistake, he suffers the consequences; if he fails, he takes the loss. If bureaucrat makes a mistake, you suffer the consequences; if he fails, he passes the loss on to you.
When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed
Capitalism has been called a system of greedвЂ”yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal, and no tribal gang can conceive of.
When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.
If the truth shall kill them, let them die.
It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.
A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality
Rights are not a matter of numbers – and there can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
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.
Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
Just as man can’t exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one’s rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
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.