Ayn Rand Thoughts And Quotes
Thought provoking quotes by Ayn Rand, a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. Get to know the basis of her philosophical system she called Objectivism through these inspirational quotes.
All property and all forms of wealth are produced by man’s mind and labor.
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.
Every man builds his world in his own image… He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.
I am a man who does not exist for others.
I am. I think. I will.
I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.
I loathe your ideals because I know no worse injustice than the giving of the undeserved.
I’m working to improve my methods, and every hour I save is an hour added to my life.
I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
I never believed that story. I thought by the time the sun was exhausted, men would find a substitute.
I never found beauty in longing for the impossible and never found the possible to be beyond my reach.
I understood that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man nor the sense of truth within him.
If one’s actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others, only their rational perception.
Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.
Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.
My morality, the morality of reason, is contained in a single axiom: existence existsâ€”and in a single choice: to live.
No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.
Show me your achievement and the knowledge will give me courage for mine. -Ayn Rand
The Argument fromintimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence. -Ayn Rand
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
…the sight of an achievement was the greatest gift a human being could offer to others.
There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.
There are no evil thoughts except one,the refusal to think. -Ayn Rand
There is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.
There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers.
To say I love you one must know first how to say the I .
Upper classes are a nation’s past; the middle class is its future. -Ayn Rand
Worry is a waste of emotional reserve. -Ayn Rand
Your mind is your only judge of truth-and if others dissent from your verdict, reality is the court of final appeal.