Top 10 Quotes by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing.

Ayn Rand
What is man? He's just a collection of chemicals with delusions of grandeur.
Ayn Rand

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.

Ayn Rand
A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
Ayn Rand

You love only those who deserve it.

Ayn Rand
There are no contradictions. If you find one, check your premises.
Ayn Rand

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
So you think that money is the root of all evil? [...] Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?
Ayn Rand

If a drought strikes them, animals perish--man builds irrigation canals; if a flood strikes them, animals perish--man builds dams; if a carnivorous pack attacks them, animals perish--man writes the Constitution of the United States.

Ayn Rand
Definitions are the guardians of rationality, the first line of defense against the chaos of mental disintegration.