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Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)
US (Russian-born) novelist [more author details]
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Guilt is a rope that wears thin.
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Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
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Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.
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Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
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The upper classes are... a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
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I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
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Ayn Rand, Anthem, 1946
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.
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Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of manís values, it has to be earned.
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Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.
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Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character.
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Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other.
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Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.
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Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
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Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
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Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1966
The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
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Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964

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