Ayn Rand Quotes.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.
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.
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).
You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.
Capitalism has been called a system of greed—yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal, and no tribal gang can conceive of.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Do not ever say that the desire to ‘do good’ by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
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.
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.
When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
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.