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“The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.”– Ayn Rand


“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”
Ayn Rand quote “Do it first and feel about it afterwards”– Ayn Rand


“Do it first and feel about it afterwards.” – Ayn Rand


“Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind.”– Ayn Rand


“The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.”– Ayn Rand


“One loses everything when one loses one’s sense of humor.”– Ayn Rand


“I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you”– Ayn Rand


“I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.” – Ayn Rand


“Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.”– Ayn Rand


“Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others.”– Ayn Rand


“Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be left waiting for us in our graves-or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.”– Ayn Rand


“Love should be treated like a business deal, but every business deal has its own terms and its own currency. And in love, the currency is virtue. You love people not for what you do for them or what they do for you. You love them for the values, the virtues, which they have achieved in their own character.”– Ayn Rand

“I don’t wish to be the symbol of anything. I’m only myself”– Ayn Rand


“I don’t wish to be the symbol of anything. I’m only myself.” – Ayn Rand


“The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose.”– Ayn Rand


“The measure of hell you’re able to endure is the measure of your love.”– Ayn Rand


“I never found beauty in longing for the impossible and never found the possible to be beyond my reach.”– Ayn Rand


“I am, therefore I’ll think.” – Ayn Rand


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


“But why should you care what people will say? All you have to do is please yourself.”– Ayn Rand


“She did not know the nature of her loneliness. The only words that named it were: This is not the world I expected.”– Ayn Rand


“When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit.”– Ayn Rand


“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” – Ayn Rand


“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

“The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.”– Ayn Rand


“Within the extent of your knowledge, you are right.”– Ayn Rand


“Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants”– Ayn Rand


“Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants.” – Ayn Rand


“It is not advisable to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.”– Ayn Rand


“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”– Ayn Rand


“Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest moments are personal, self-motivated, not to be touched.”– Ayn Rand


“If one doesn’t respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.”– Ayn Rand


“I am. I think. I will.” – Ayn Rand


“It was the greatest sensation of existence: not to trust but to know.”– Ayn Rand


“No speech is ever considered, but only the speaker. It’s so much easier to pass judgement on a man than on an idea.”– Ayn Rand


“Never ask people about your work.”– Ayn Rand


“Freedom: to ask nothing, to expect nothing, to depend on nothing.” – Ayn Rand


“Joy is the goal of existence, and joy is not to be stumbled upon, but to be achieved, and the act of treason is to let its vision drown in the swamp of the moment’s torture.”– Ayn Rand


“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline.”– Ayn Rand


“It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.”– Ayn Rand


“If one’s actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others.”– Ayn Rand


“The best is a matter of standards—and I set my own standards”– Ayn Rand


“The best is a matter of standards—and I set my own standards.” – Ayn Rand


“What is man? He’s just a collection of chemicals with delusions of grandeur.”– Ayn Rand


“Do you know the hallmark of a second rater? It’s resentment of another man’s achievement.”– Ayn Rand


“I can accept anything, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the half-way, the almost, the just-about, the in-between.”
“Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could admire? For something, not to look down at, but up to?”– Ayn Rand


“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand


“To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?”– Ayn Rand


“The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”– Ayn Rand


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


“To say ‘I love you’ one must know first how to say the ‘I’.” – Ayn Rand


“There’s nothing as significant as a human face. Nor as eloquent. We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything. Even though we’re not always wise enough to unravel the knowledge.”– Ayn Rand


“What greater wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing? Every living thing must grow. It can’t stand still. It must grow or perish.”– Ayn Rand


“Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.”
Ayn Rand quote “Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea”– Ayn Rand



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