Itâ€™s been too hard living, but Iâ€™m afraid to die. â€˜Cause I donâ€™t know whatâ€™s up there, beyond the sky.
Don't know much about history, don't know much biology, don't know much about a science book, don't know much about the French I took.
Don't know much about history Don't know much biology.
I'm gonna sing, and I'm going to make me a lot of money,
Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke.
If I could just touch the hem of His garment I know I'll be made whole
Bring It On Home to Me.
There been times when I thought I couldn't last for long But now I think I'm able to carry on It's been a long, been a long time coming But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will
I think the secret is really observation. Well, if you observe what's going on and try to figure out how people are thinking, I think you can always write something that people will understand.
I don't know what's up there / Beyond the sky
A Change Is Gonna Come
Another Saturday night and I ainâ€™t got nobodyâ€¦..
It was something I enjoyed doing and decided to give it a couple years, though I'm not making a lot of money now either!
It's been a long time coming. But I know a change is gonna come
You don't know how hard I've tried to be left standing all by myself.
He never felt lonliness except when he was happy.
The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive.
There is nothing wrong in helping other people, if and when they are worthy of the help and you can afford to help them.
To arrive at a contradiction is to confess an error in one's thinking; to maintain a contradiction is to abdicate one's mind and to evict oneself from the realm of reality.
It's not that I don't suffer, it's that I know the unimportance of suffering. I know that pain is to be fought and thrown aside, not to be accepted as part of one's soul and as a permanent scar across one's view of existence.
I hold that such a question can never arise except in a society of cannibals.
Altruism does not mean mere kindness or generosity, but the sacrifice of the best among men to the worst, the sacrifice of virtues to flaws, of ability to incompetence, of progress to stagnation-and the subordinating of all life and of all values to the claims of anyone's suffering.
A mystic is a man who treats his feelings as tools of cognition.
The end does not justify the means. No one's rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others.
Married people dont look like they have bedrooms on their minds when they look at each other. In this world, either you're virtuous or you enjoy yourself. Not both...Not both.
Any material element or resource which, in order to become of use or value to men, requires the application of human knowledge and effort, should be private property-by the right of those who apply the knowledge and effort.
The first right on earth is the right of the ego. Man's first duty is to himself. His moral law is never to place his prime goal within the persons of others. His moral obligation is to do what he wishes, provided his wish does not depend primarily upon other men.
It's because...you see, if we had souls, which we haven't, and if our souls met--yours and mine--they'd fight to the death. But after they had torn each other to pieces, to the very bottom, they'd see that they had the same root.
And what is the state but a servant and a convenience for a large number of people, just like the electric light and the plumbing system? And wouldnt it be preposterous to claim that men must exist for their plumbing, not the plumbing for the men.
America's skyscrapers were not built by public funds nor for a public purpose: they were built by the energy, initiative and wealth of private individuals for personal profit. And, instead of impoverishing the people, these skyscrapers, as they rose higher and higher, kept raising the people's stand
Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equalled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism.
All "public interest' legislation (and any distribution of money taken by force from some men for the unearned benefit of others) comes down ultimately to the grant of an undefined undefinable, non-objective, arbitrary power to some government officials. The worst aspect of it is not that such a pow
There are no evil thoughts except one; the refusal to think.
The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt. Ayn