Top 20 Quotes by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

A code of values accepted by choice is a code of morality.

Ayn Rand
She's a writer. The kind of writer who wouldn't be published outside. She believes that when one deals with words, one deals with the mind.
Ayn Rand

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

Ayn Rand
One loses everything when one loses one's sense of humor.
Ayn Rand

A morality that holds need as a claim, holds emptiness-non-existence-as its standard of value; it rewards an absence, a defect: weakness, inability, incompetence, suffering, disease, disaster, the lack, the fault, the flaw-the zero.

Ayn Rand
Needless to say, under either system [socialism or fascism], the inequalities of income and standard of living are greater than anything possible under a free economy -- and a man's position is determined, not by his productive ability and achievement, but by political pull and force. Under both systems, sacrifice is invoked as a magic, omnipotent solution in any crisis -- and "the public good" is the altar on which victims are immolated.
Ayn Rand

The more neurotic and evasive a person is, the shorter the range of his interests.

Ayn Rand
The entire history of science is a progression of exploded fallacies.
Ayn Rand

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.

Ayn Rand
The concept of individual rights is so prodigious a feat of political thinking that few men grasp it fully - and two hundred years have not been enough for other countries to understand it. But this is the concept to which we owe our lives - the concept which made it possible for us to bring into reality everything of value that any of us did or will achieve or experience.