The Brilliance of Ayn Rand

ayn_rand_disegno(ed. – Do yourself a favour. Bookmark this page of Ayn Rand musings. When everything seems off-kilter, reread.)

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  • All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal.
  • The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me.
  • Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
  • The most depraved type of human being . . . (is) the man without a purpose.
  • All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk.
  • You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
  • Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
  • If a society is to remain free, its government must be controlled.
  • America’s abundance was not created by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes.
  • Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.
  • 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.
  • Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.
  • Living in a society, instead of on a desert island, does not relieve a man of the responsibility of supporting his own life.
  • The problem is not those who dream, but those who can only dream.
  • Either we believe that the State exists to serve the individual or that the individual exists to serve the state.
  • 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.
  • The only purpose of education is to teach a student how to live his life – by developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality…
  • The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
  • A man who struggles not to acknowledge that evil is evil, finds it increasingly dangerous to acknowledge that the good is the good.
  • There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.

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