Civilization does not have to perish. The brutes are winning only by default.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Nobody has ever given a reason why men should be their brother's keepers.

Ayn Rand
Volumes can be and have been written about the issue of freedom versus dictatorship, but, in essence, it comes down to a single question: do you consider it moral to treat men as sacrificial animals and to rule them by physical force?
Ayn Rand

Civilization does not have to perish. The brutes are winning only by default.

Ayn Rand
One must differentiate between one's thoughts and one's emotions with full clarity and precision...No discussion, cooperation, agreement, or understanding is possible among men who substitute emotion for proof.
Ayn Rand

It's good to suffer. Dont complain. Bear, bow, accept - and be grateful that God has made you suffer. For this makes you better than the people who are laughing and happy.

Ayn Rand
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy.
Ayn Rand

She had won the battle against her memories. But one form of torture remained, untouched by the years, the torture of the word "why?

Ayn Rand
Do not set out to write with your eyes on the box office. It can't be done.
Ayn Rand

Productive work is the central purpose of a rational man's life, the central value that integrates and determines the hierarchy of all his other values. Reason is the source, the precondition of his productive work, pride is the result.

Ayn Rand
Capitalism has created the highest standard of living ever known on earth. The evidence is incontrovertible. The contrast between West and East Berlin is the latest demonstration, like a laboratory experiment for all to see. Yet those who are loudest in proclaiming their desire to eliminate poverty are loudest in denouncing capitalism. Man's well-being is not their goal.