A free mind and a free market are corollaries.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Through all the darkness, through all the shame of which men are capable, the spirit of man will remain alive on this earth. It may sleep, but it will awaken. It may wear chains, but it will break through.

Ayn Rand
I understood that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man nor the sense of truth within him.
Ayn Rand

The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard.

Ayn Rand
But what is freedom? Freedom from what? There is nothing to take a man's freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. That and nothing else.
Ayn Rand

Whoever defends his own rights defends the rights of all.

Ayn Rand
It is not fools that I seek to address.
Ayn Rand

A man of independent judgment is a man of profound self-esteem.

Ayn Rand
You'll come back, because yours is an error of knowledge, not a moral failure, not an act of surrender to evil, but only the last act of being victim to your own virtue. We'll wait for you and when you come back, you will have discovered that there need never be any conflict among your desires, nor so tragic a clash of values as the one you've borne so well.
Ayn Rand

There are only two means by which men can deal with one another: guns or logic. Force or persuasion. Those who know that they cannot win by means of logic, have always resorted to guns.

Ayn Rand
Why no. I’m too conceited. If you want to call it that. I don’t make comparisons. I never think of myself in relation to anyone else. I just refuse to measure myself as part of anything. I’m an utter egotist.