Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

Russian Writer, Philosopher

Lived from: 1905-1982

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    I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
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    A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
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    A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.
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    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.
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    Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
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    An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.
    Source: Atlas Shrugged (1957)
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    Any group or “collective,” large or small, is only a number of individuals. A group can have no rights other than the rights of its individual members.
    Source: The Virtue of Selfishness (1964)
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    Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.
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    Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.
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    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.
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    Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
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    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
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    Even if smog were a risk to human life, we must remember that life in nature, without technology, is wholesale death.
    Source: The Objectivist februari 1971
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    Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
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    Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.
    Source: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966)
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