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49 Ayn Rand Quotes on Life, Love and Capitalism

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1.) A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. – Ayn Rand 

 

2.) 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. – Ayn Rand 

 

3.) Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. – Ayn Rand 

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4.) 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). – Ayn Rand 

 

5.) 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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6.) The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand 

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7.) Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps 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 

 

8.) To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing. – Ayn Rand 

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9.) Joy is the goal of existence, and joy is not to be stumbled upon, but to be achieved, and the act of treason is to let its vision drown in the swamp of the moment’s torture. – Ayn Rand 

 

10.) I hope you will understand my hesitation in writing to one whom I admire as the greatest representative of a philosophy to which I want to dedicate my whole life. – Ayn Rand 

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11.) Free competition enforced by law” is a grotesque contradiction in terms. – Ayn Rand 

 

12.) What is greatness? I will answer: it is the capacity to live by the three fundamental values of John Galt: reason, purpose, self-esteem. – Ayn Rand 

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13.) Guilt is a rope that wears thin. – Ayn Rand 

 

14.) Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness. – Ayn Rand 

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15.) Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday…The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. – Ayn Rand 

 

16.) The upper classes are… a nation’s past; the middle class is its future. – Ayn Rand 

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17.) I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction. – Ayn Rand 

 

18.) I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. – Ayn Rand 

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19.) Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. – Ayn Rand 

 

20.) The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone. – Ayn Rand 

 

21.) You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. – Ayn Rand 

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22.) Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. – Ayn Rand 

 

23.) The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it. – – Ayn Rand 

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24.) I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows. – Ayn Rand 

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25.) Why is it immoral for you to desire, but moral for others to do so? Why is it immoral to produce a value and keep it, but moral to give it away? And if it is not moral for you to keep a value, why is it moral for others to accept it? If you are selfless and virtuous when you give it, are they not selfish and vicious when they take it? – Ayn Rand 

 

26.) 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. 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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27.) The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction [that] you give it. – Ayn Rand 

 

28.) The most depraved type of human being . . . (is) the man without a purpose.” – Ayn Rand 

 

29.) There’s nothing of any importance except how well you do your work. – Ayn Rand 

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30.) Man is an end in himself. Romantic love—the profound, exalted, lifelong passion that unites his mind and body in the sexual act—is the living testimony to that principle. – Ayn Rand 

 

31.) To love is to value. Only a rationally selfish man, a man of self-esteem, is capable of love—because he is the only man capable of holding firm, consistent, uncompromising, unbetrayed values. The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone. – Ayn Rand 

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32.) To say ‘I love you’ one must know first how to say the ‘I’. – Ayn Rand 

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33.) Don’t help me or serve me, but let me see it once, because I need it. Don’t work for my happiness, my brothers – show me yours – show me that it is possible – show me your achievement – and the knowledge will give me the courage for mine. – Ayn Rand 

 

34.) 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 

 

35.) There is no conflict of interests among men, neither in business nor in trade nor in their most personal desires—if they omit the irrational from their view of the possible and destruction from the view of the practical. There is no conflict, and no call for sacrifice, and no man is a threat to the aims of another—if men understand that reality is an absolute not to be faked, that lies do not work, that the unearned can not be had, that the undeserved cannot be given, that the destruction of a value which is, will not bring value to that which isn’t. – Ayn Rand 

 

36.) The concept of free competition enforced by law is a grotesque contradiction in terms. – Ayn Rand 

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37.) The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. – Ayn Rand 

 

38.) Life is the reward of virtue. And happiness is the goal and reward of life – Ayn Rand 

 

39.) You must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences. – Ayn Rand 

 

40.) Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness. – Ayn Rand 

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41.) You were not born to be a second-hander.” – Ayn Rand 

 

42.) I would step in the way of a bullet if it were aimed at my husband. It is not self-sacrifice to die protecting that which you value: If the value is great enough, you do not care to exist without it. – Ayn Rand 

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43.) I don’t make comparisons. I never think of myself in relation to anyone else. I just refuse to measure myself as part of anything. I’m an utter egotist. – Ayn Rand 

 

44.) No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy – Ayn Rand 

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45.) Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. – Ayn Rand 

 

46.) The ladder of success is the best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity – Ayn Rand 

 

47.) A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving. – Ayn Rand 

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48.) Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason. – Ayn Rand 

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49.) Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing. – Ayn Rand 

 

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  1. BRuce Ross

    May 31, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Too many almost to choose one… currently I am focused on “the hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see”. And I wonder about climate change, American politics/leadership, nuclear war… how does common ground become evident… and seen…

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