Ayn Rand Quotes

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Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. 
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand (The Ayn Rand Letter, 1971-1976)
A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead, 1943)
The worst guilt is to accept an undeserved guilt.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
A culture is made - or destroyed - by its articulate voices.
Ayn Rand (The Voice of Reason, 1989)
The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.
Ayn Rand (The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964)
The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
What is man? He's just a collection of chemicals with delusions of grandeur.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
Freedom: To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead, 1943)
It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957) 
Guilt is a rope that wears thin.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)


The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
Ayn Rand
Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
God, a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.
Ayn Rand (For The New Intellectual, 1963)
To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I".
Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead, 1943)
When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
A gun is not an argument.
Ayn Rand (Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 1967)
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.
Ayn Rand
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
Ayn Rand (Philosophy, Who Needs it, 1982)
I don't intend to build in order to have clients. I intend to have clients in order to build.
Ayn Rand (The Fountainhead, 1943)
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
Ayn Rand (The Virtue of Selfishness, 1964)
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged, 1957)
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
Ayn Rand (For The New Intellectual, 1963)
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Ayn Rand Biography

Born: February 2, 1905
Died: March 6, 1982

Ayn Rand was a Russian-American author, philosopher and playwright. She is best known for her best selling novels, most notably:
"Atlas Shrugged"

Notable Works

Night of January 16th (1934)
We the Living (1936)
Anthem (1938)
The Fountainhead (1943)
Atlas Shrugged (1957)
For the New Intellectual (1961)
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964)
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966)
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