Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

Biography

Author Profession: Russian Writer
Born: February 02, 1905
Died: March 06, 1982
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

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.

To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

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.

There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth.

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

I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.

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

Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

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

To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.

From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man - the function of his reasoning mind.

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

It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother. Cheryl Tiegs

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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