Top 10 Quotes by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

I want it real. I want to know that there is someone, somewhere, who wants it, too. Or else what is the use of seeing it, and working, and burning oneself for an impossible vision? A spirit, too, needs fuel. It can run dry

Ayn Rand
The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt. Ayn Ran
Ayn Rand

If a dedication page were to precede the total of my work, it would read:To the glory of Man.

Ayn Rand
in architecture, mediocrity is more glaringly obvious than in other lines - because there's a huge, physical object such as a building to demonstrate it.
Ayn Rand

...only the pleasure which proceeds from a rational value judgement can be regarded as moral, pleasure, as such, is not a guide to action nor a standard of morality.

Ayn Rand
You have no choice about your capacity to feel that something is good for you or evil, but what you will consider good or evil, what will give you joy or pain, what you will love or hate, desire or fear, depends on your standard of value.
Ayn Rand

When men abandon reason, physical force becomes their only means of dealing with one another and of settling disagreements.

Ayn Rand
The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights...
Ayn Rand

The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.

Ayn Rand
Whenever anyone accuses some person of being 'unfeeling,' he means that that person is just.