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Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was a Russian born novelist and philosopher who came to the U.S. with just $50 in her purse. After choosing the pen name Ayn Rand, Rand moved to Hollywood. She worked odd jobs as she learned English and wrote numerous plays, short stories and even a novel. Her big break came with the publication of "The Fountainhead" in 1943. It created an instant stir, but nothing like "Atlas Shr…

Date of Birth: February 02, 1905
Date of Death: June 03, 1982


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"To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I.' " Ayn Rand
The Fountainhead (1943) Spoken by the protagonist of The Fountainhead, Howard Roark, to Dominque Francon after she tells him she is marrying another man: Peter Keating, Roarks antithesis. Add Category or Author

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"Live a life as a monument to your soul." Ayn Rand
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"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." Ayn Rand
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"Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love." Ayn Rand
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"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." Ayn Rand
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"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
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"Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future." Ayn Rand
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"The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed" Ayn Rand
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"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." Ayn Rand
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"A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices." Ayn Rand
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"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." Ayn Rand
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"Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and it's up to him and only him (through his reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be." Ayn Rand
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"The idea that 'the public interest' supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others." Ayn Rand
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"The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see." Ayn Rand
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"...When you have established that one alternative is good and the other is evil, there is no justification for the choice of a mixture. There is no justification ever for choosing any part of what you know to be evil." Ayn Rand
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"Unjust laws have to be fought ideologically; they cannot be fought or corrected by means of mere disobedience and futile martyrdom" Ayn Rand
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"Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another." Ayn Rand
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"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." Ayn Rand
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"I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. - Anthem" Ayn Rand
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"Money is the barometer of a society's virtue." Ayn Rand
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"We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality" Ayn Rand
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