We are now moving towards complete collectivism or socialism, a system under which everybody is enslaved to everybody.
When men abandon reason, physical force becomes their only means of dealing with one another and of settling disagreements.
The purpose of man's life...is to become an abject zombie who serves a purpose he does not know, for reasons he is not to question.
In western civilization, the period ruled by mysticism is known as the 'Dark Ages' and the 'Middle Ages'. I will assume that you know the nature of that period and the state of human existence in those ages. The Renaissance broke the rules of the mystics. "Renaissance" means the "rebirth". Few peopl
Ask anything of men. Ask them to achieve wealth, fame, love, brutality, murder, self-sacrifice. But donâ€™t ask them to achieve self-respect. They will hate your soul.
If, before undertaking some action, you must obtain the permission of society-you are not free, whether such permission is granted to you or not. Only a slave acts on permission. A permission is not a right.
Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear.
... reason accepts no commandments.
She sat leaning back in her chair, looking ahead, knowing that he was as aware of her as she was of him. She found pleasure in the special self-consciousness it gave her. When she crossed her legs, when she leaned on her arm against the window sill, when she brushed her hair off her forehead - every
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
All public projects are mausoleums, not always in shapes, but always in cost.
And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word: 'I.
The worst evil that you can do, psychologically, is to laugh at yourself. That means spitting in your own face.
Have you felt it too? Have you seen how your best friends love everything about you- except the things that count? And your most important is nothing to them; nothing, not even a sound they can recognize.
I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
Rationalization is a cover-up, a process of providing one's emotions with a false identity, of giving them spurious explanations and justifications - in order to hide one's motives, not just from others, but primarily from oneself. The price of rationalizing is the hampering, the distortion, and, ul
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
The sky is like a black sieve pierced by silver drops that tremble, ready to burst through.
The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work.
Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing.
Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man's nature and of life's potential.
Compromise now, because you'll have to later, anyway, only then you'll have gone through things you'll wish you hadn't.
Great men can't be ruled.
If it were true that men could achieve their good by means of turning some men into sacrificial animals, and . . . if I were asked to serve the interests of society apart from, above and against my own I would refuse. . . . I would fight in the full confidence of the justice of my battle and of a li
Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants.
Their eyes were dark and hard and glowing, with no fear in them, no kindness and no guilt.
Reality confronts man with a great many musts, but all of them are conditional the formula of realistic necessity is You must, if and the if stands for man's choice
If you know that this life is all that you have, wouldn't you make the most of it?
She smiled. She knew she was dying. But it did not matter any longer. She had known something which no human words could ever tell and she knew it now. She had been awaiting it and she felt it, as if it had been, as if she had lived it. Life had been, if only because she had known it could be, and s
Consider the reasons which make us certain that we are right, but not the fact that we are certain. If you are not convinced, ignore our certainty. Don't be tempted to substitute our judgment for your own.