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The skyline of New York is a monument of a splendour that no pyramids or palaces will ever equal or approach.
Altruism declares that any action taken for the benefit of others is good, and any action taken for one's own benefit is evil. Thus the beneficiary of an action is the only criterion of moral value - and so long as that beneficiary is anybody other than oneself, anything goes.
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle-class is its future.
- Ayn Rand | The Future Quotes
To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense. Nature does not make sense. Nothing makes sense.
- Ayn Rand | Nature Quotes
What you think is an illusion created by your glands, your emotions and, in the last analysis, by the content of your stomach. That gray matter you're so proud of is like a mirror in an amusement park which transmits to you nothing but distorted signals from reality forever beyond your grasp.
Productive work is the central purpose of a rational man's life, the central value that integrates and determines the hierarchy of all his other values. Reason is the source, the precondition of his productive work - pride is the result.
- Ayn Rand | Work Quotes
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
- Ayn Rand | Happiness Quotes
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
- Ayn Rand | Happiness Quotes
Every man is free to rise as far as he's able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which he'll rise.
- Ayn Rand | Positive Quotes
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
- Ayn Rand | Positive Quotes
Kill reverence and you've killed the hero in man.
- Ayn Rand | Role Models Quotes
God forgives those who invent what they need.
The entire history of science is a progression of exploded fallacies.


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