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Ayn Rand quotes: Those who say theory and practice are two unrelated realms are fools in one and scoundrels in the other. Those who say theory and practice are two unrelated realms are fools in one and scoundrels in the other.
Ayn Rand quotes: No man can use his brain to think for another. No man can use his brain to think for another.
Ayn Rand quotes: Its the critic's job to interpret the artist, even to the artist himself. Its the critic's job to interpret the artist, even to the artist himself.
Ayn Rand quotes: I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you. I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you.
Ayn Rand quotes: If you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty. If you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty.
Ayn Rand quotes: Don't worry. They're all against me. But I have one advantage: they don't know what they want. I do. Don't worry. They're all against me. But I have one advantage: they don't know what they want. I do.
Ayn Rand quotes: Identify the dominant philosophy of a society and you can predict its future. Identify the dominant philosophy of a society and you can predict its future.
Ayn Rand quotes: We alone, of the thousands who walk this earth, we alone in this hour are doing a work which has no purpose save that we wish to do it. We alone, of the thousands who walk this earth, we alone in this hour are doing a work which has no purpose save that we wish to do it.
Ayn Rand quotes: He knew, for the moment, that he felt affection for Roark; an affection that held pain, astonishment and helplessness. He knew, for the moment, that he felt affection for Roark; an affection that held pain, astonishment and helplessness.
Ayn Rand quotes: I made my fortune by being able to spot a certain kind of man. I made my fortune by being able to spot a certain kind of man.
Ayn Rand quotes: Don't fool yourself, my dear. You're much worse than a bitch. You're a saint. Which shows why saints are dangerous and undesirable. Don't fool yourself, my dear. You're much worse than a bitch. You're a saint. Which shows why saints are dangerous and undesirable.
Ayn Rand quotes: I feel that others live up to me, if they want me. I feel that others live up to me, if they want me.
Ayn Rand quotes: Throughout his life, whenever he became convinced that a course of action was right, the desire to follow it had come automatically. Throughout his life, whenever he became convinced that a course of action was right, the desire to follow it had come automatically.
Ayn Rand quotes: You give them what they profess to like in public. I give them what they really like. You give them what they profess to like in public. I give them what they really like.
Ayn Rand quotes: Capitalism is our only moral system. All other systems take advantage of man's rights and liberties. Capitalism is our only moral system. All other systems take advantage of man's rights and liberties.
Ayn Rand quotes: Whatever it was that others sought in life, their right to what they now felt was all the two of them wished to find. Whatever it was that others sought in life, their right to what they now felt was all the two of them wished to find.
Ayn Rand quotes: I used to call people, then I got into e-mailing, then texting, and now I just ignore everyone. I used to call people, then I got into e-mailing, then texting, and now I just ignore everyone.
Ayn Rand quotes: We fell, but we never let the box fall from our hands. Then we ran. We ran blindly, and men and houses streaked past us in a torrent without shape. We fell, but we never let the box fall from our hands. Then we ran. We ran blindly, and men and houses streaked past us in a torrent without shape.
Ayn Rand quotes: Our first rule here ... is that one must always see for oneself. Our first rule here ... is that one must always see for oneself.
Ayn Rand quotes: He saw, on their faces, that stubbornly evasive look ... the look of a man cheating himself of his own consciousness. He saw, on their faces, that stubbornly evasive look ... the look of a man cheating himself of his own consciousness.
Ayn Rand quotes: Here, we trade achievements, not failures - values, not needs. We're free of one another, yet we all grow together. Here, we trade achievements, not failures - values, not needs. We're free of one another, yet we all grow together.
Ayn Rand quotes: A leash is a rope with a noose at both ends. A leash is a rope with a noose at both ends.
Ayn Rand quotes: We waste our energy fighting one another, instead of presenting a common front to the world. We waste our energy fighting one another, instead of presenting a common front to the world.
Ayn Rand quotes: The crowd would have forgiven anything, except a man who could remain normal under the vibrations of its enormous collective sneer. The crowd would have forgiven anything, except a man who could remain normal under the vibrations of its enormous collective sneer.
Ayn Rand quotes: No battle was hard, no decision was dangerous where there was no soggy uncertainty, no shapeless evasion to encounter. No battle was hard, no decision was dangerous where there was no soggy uncertainty, no shapeless evasion to encounter.
Ayn Rand quotes: The human shapes moving past him in the streets of the city were physical objects without any meaning. The human shapes moving past him in the streets of the city were physical objects without any meaning.
Ayn Rand quotes: Capitalism is based on individual rights - not on the sacrifice of the individual to the 'public good' of the collective. Capitalism is based on individual rights - not on the sacrifice of the individual to the 'public good' of the collective.
Ayn Rand quotes: The problem is not those who dream, but those who can only dream. The problem is not those who dream, but those who can only dream.
Ayn Rand quotes: No gift is worth a damn, unless its the most precious thing you've got. No gift is worth a damn, unless its the most precious thing you've got.
Ayn Rand quotes: And, after all, you've got to live.""Not that way," said Roark. And, after all, you've got to live."
"Not that way," said Roark.
Ayn Rand quotes: There can be no compromise on moral principles. There can be no compromise on moral principles.
Ayn Rand quotes: The genius must have his freedom and his independence. The genius must have his freedom and his independence.
Ayn Rand quotes: I'm not asking you to do your best. I'm asking you to do your job. -Dagny Taggart I'm not asking you to do your best. I'm asking you to do your job. -Dagny Taggart
Ayn Rand quotes: To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I
Ayn Rand quotes: Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it. Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.
Ayn Rand quotes: Don't ever get angry at a man for stating the truth.Dagny Taggart Don't ever get angry at a man for stating the truth.
Dagny Taggart
Ayn Rand quotes: Thought is a primitive superstition. Reason is an irrational idea. Thought is a primitive superstition. Reason is an irrational idea.
Ayn Rand quotes: Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel. Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel.
Ayn Rand quotes: Wearily distasteful resignation: it seemed easier to attend the wedding than to bother explaining her absence afterwards. Wearily distasteful resignation: it seemed easier to attend the wedding than to bother explaining her absence afterwards.
Ayn Rand quotes: The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed. The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.
Ayn Rand quotes: One puts oneself above all and crushes everything in one's way to get the best for oneself. One puts oneself above all and crushes everything in one's way to get the best for oneself.
Ayn Rand quotes: No action could be lower or more futile than for one person to throw upon another the burden of his abdication of choice. No action could be lower or more futile than for one person to throw upon another the burden of his abdication of choice.
Ayn Rand quotes: No concept man forms is valid unless he integrates it without contradiction into the sum of his knowledge. No concept man forms is valid unless he integrates it without contradiction into the sum of his knowledge.
Ayn Rand quotes: It is against the sin of forgiveness that I wanted to warn you. It is against the sin of forgiveness that I wanted to warn you.
Ayn Rand quotes: She thought of the world's code that worshipped white lies as an act of mercy - she felt a stab of revulsion against that code.. She thought of the world's code that worshipped white lies as an act of mercy - she felt a stab of revulsion against that code..
Ayn Rand quotes: Of any achievements open to you, the one that makes all others possible is the creation of your own character - that Of any achievements open to you, the one that makes all others possible is the creation of your own character - that
Ayn Rand quotes: You know, I think that only if one feels immensely important can one feel truly light. You know, I think that only if one feels immensely important can one feel truly light.
Ayn Rand quotes: What glory can there be in the conquest of a mindless body? What glory can there be in the conquest of a mindless body?
Ayn Rand quotes: She was incapable of love for any object not of her own choice and she resented anyone's demand for it. She was incapable of love for any object not of her own choice and she resented anyone's demand for it.
Ayn Rand quotes: The Council of Scholars has said that we all know the things which exist and therefore the things which are not known by all do not exist. The Council of Scholars has said that we all know the things which exist and therefore the things which are not known by all do not exist.
Ayn Rand quotes: The unrecognized genius-that's one old story. Have you ever thought of a much worse one-the genius recognized too well? The unrecognized genius-that's one old story. Have you ever thought of a much worse one-the genius recognized too well?
Ayn Rand quotes: Nothing can justify injustice. Nothing can justify injustice.
Ayn Rand quotes: Collectivism answers: The power of society is unlimited. Society may make any laws it wishes, and force them upon anyone in any manner it wishes. Collectivism answers: The power of society is unlimited. Society may make any laws it wishes, and force them upon anyone in any manner it wishes.
Ayn Rand quotes: Men prosper or fail, survive or perish in proportion to the degree of their rationality. Men prosper or fail, survive or perish in proportion to the degree of their rationality.
Ayn Rand quotes: Her face looked as if she knew his worst suffering and it was hers and she wished to bear it like this, coldly, asking no words of mitigation. Her face looked as if she knew his worst suffering and it was hers and she wished to bear it like this, coldly, asking no words of mitigation.
Ayn Rand quotes: whatever we are, it's we who move the world and it's we who'll pull it through. whatever we are, it's we who move the world and it's we who'll pull it through.
Ayn Rand quotes: You don't build for the way people live, but for the way they should live. I don't write about people as they are, but as they could be and should You don't build for the way people live, but for the way they should live. I don't write about people as they are, but as they could be and should be.
Ayn Rand quotes: She had been proved right so eloquently, she had thought, that comments were unnecessary. She had been proved right so eloquently, she had thought, that comments were unnecessary.
Ayn Rand quotes: I think the only cardinal evil on earth is that of placing your primer concern within other men I think the only cardinal evil on earth is that of placing your primer concern within other men
Ayn Rand quotes: The man who discovers new knowledge is the permanent benefactor of humanity. The man who discovers new knowledge is the permanent benefactor of humanity.
Ayn Rand quotes: The sacred word: EGO The sacred word: EGO
Ayn Rand quotes: Errors of knowledge are not breaches of morality; no proper moral code can demand infallibility or omniscience. Errors of knowledge are not breaches of morality; no proper moral code can demand infallibility or omniscience.
Ayn Rand quotes: The theme is the evil of divorcing ideals from life. The theme is the evil of divorcing ideals from life.
Ayn Rand quotes: Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law. Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
Ayn Rand quotes: An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes. An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes.
Ayn Rand quotes: An inventor is a man who asks 'Why? An inventor is a man who asks 'Why?
Ayn Rand quotes: Say, do you know that gorgeous creature over there? Say, do you know that gorgeous creature over there?
Ayn Rand quotes: Let me by the child in that story and declare that the Emperor is naked-or that America is culturally bankrupt. Let me by the child in that story and declare that the Emperor is naked-or that America is culturally bankrupt.
Ayn Rand quotes: Nobody has ever given a reason why men should be their brother's keepers. Nobody has ever given a reason why men should be their brother's keepers.
Ayn Rand quotes: I like to deal with somebody who has no illusions about getting favors. I like to deal with somebody who has no illusions about getting favors.
Ayn Rand quotes: She knew that neither his clothes nor the years stood between her and the living intactness of that memory. She knew that neither his clothes nor the years stood between her and the living intactness of that memory.
Ayn Rand quotes: The naked shoulder was gown's only ornament The naked shoulder was gown's only ornament