AYN RAND Quotes

People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it- walk.

Ayn Rand

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Ayn Rand

The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves.

Ayn Rand

Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence.

Ayn Rand

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.

Ayn Rand

Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.

Ayn Rand

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

Ayn Rand

The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.

Ayn Rand

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.

Ayn Rand

The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive.

Ayn Rand

A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.

Ayn Rand

The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.

Ayn Rand

The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.

Ayn Rand

What do you know and how do you know it

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

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