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SummaryAyn Rand (born as Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, died in New York City, United States) was a famous Writer from Russia, who lived between February 2, 1905 and March 6, 1982. She became 77 years old.
BiographyAyn Rand (in russian: Алиса Зиновьевна Розенбаум) was a Russian born American writer and philosopher. She is considered the founder of the philosophical direction she called objectivism, which is in close affinity with libertarianism and liberalism. in addition to the philosophical works of Ayn Rand has written a succession of literary works, including novels the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
She fled Russia after the Revolution of 1917 to the United States, where she, among other things worked as a script writer in Hollywood.
Zodiac etc.She is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 47 quotes who is written / told by Ayn, under the main topics: Architecture, Faith, Government, Happiness, Love.
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Famous quotes by Ayn Rand (47)
"Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver"
"Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice"
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws"
"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 ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity"
"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone"
"The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap"
"If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject"
"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"
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build"
"From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind"
"Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth"
"Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives"
"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving"
"To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power"
"Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision"
"There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist"
"There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions to an individual, but permitted to a mob"
"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil"
"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities"
"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me"
"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"
"Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason"
"Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself"
"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"
"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"
"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"
"Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law"
"Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual)"
"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others"
"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values"
"God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive"
"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"