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quote by Ayn Rand: The evasion of responsibility is the major cause of most peoples frustrations and defeats. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

The evasion of responsibility is the major cause of most peoples frustrations and defeats.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: The ' pleasure' of being drunk is obviously the pleasure of escaping from the responsibility of Consciousness. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

The ' pleasure' of being drunk is obviously the pleasure of escaping from the responsibility of Consciousness.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Man needs knowledge in order to survive, and only reason can achieve it; men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason, can exist only as parasites on the thinking of others. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Man needs knowledge in order to survive, and only reason can achieve it; men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason, can exist only as parasites on the thinking of others.

--Ayn Rand


quote by Ayn Rand: Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence.

--Ayn Rand

quote by Ayn Rand: It was the greatest sensation of existence: not to trust but to know. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

It was the greatest sensation of existence: not to trust but to know.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: A man's spirit is his self. That entity which is his consciousness. To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

A man's spirit is his self. That entity which is his consciousness. To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Let no man posture as an advocate of peace if he proposes or supports any social system that initiates the use of force against individual men, in any form. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Let no man posture as an advocate of peace if he proposes or supports any social system that initiates the use of force against individual men, in any form.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: To fear to face an issue is to believe that the worst is true. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

To fear to face an issue is to believe that the worst is true.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Serenity comes from the ability to say Yes to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say No to the wrong choices made by others. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Serenity comes from the ability to say Yes to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say No to the wrong choices made by others.

--Ayn Rand

quote by Ayn Rand: Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: If one doesn't respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

If one doesn't respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: The first society in history whose leaders were neither Attilas nor Witch Doctors, a society led, dominated and created by the Producers, was the United States of America. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

The first society in history whose leaders were neither Attilas nor Witch Doctors, a society led, dominated and created by the Producers, was the United States of America.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decision on others. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decision on others.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: In the temple of his spirit, each man is alone. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

In the temple of his spirit, each man is alone.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Government help to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Government help to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: To say I love you one must first be able to say the I. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

To say I love you one must first be able to say the I.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: 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. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

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.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. with background image: pink pig figurine on white surface
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Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money? with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: 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. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

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.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. with background image: man on running field
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Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: 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. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

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.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Potentially, 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. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Potentially, 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.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.' with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

--Ayn Rand

quote by Ayn Rand: 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. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

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.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.

--Ayn Rand

quote by Ayn Rand: 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. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

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.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. with background image: woman lying on white lounge chair in the middle of pool
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The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

--Ayn Rand
quote by Ayn Rand: There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.

--Ayn Rand

quote by Ayn Rand: Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. with background image: photo of author Ayn Rand with quote

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

--Ayn Rand

quote by Ayn Rand: A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. with background image: yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

--Ayn Rand

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