Don't think of them now. Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them. You're here. It's our time and our life, not theirs. Don't struggle not to be happy. You are." - John Gault

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

The right to life means that a man has the right to support his life by his own work (on any economic level, as high as his ability will carry him); it does not mean that others must provide him with the necessities of life.

Ayn Rand
Neither life nor happiness can be achieved by the pursuit of irrational whims.
Ayn Rand

Romantic art is always stylized: the better the art, the cleaner and more attractive and intelligent the stylization.

Ayn Rand
Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins. Ayn Ran
Ayn Rand

I can't compete and when I do, the rules of engagement change in the middle of the game. I'll let the powers that be vanquish themselves and return in three to five years to sift through the remains.

Ayn Rand
I have no faith at all. I only hold convictions.
Ayn Rand

The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

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

The necessary consequence of man's right to life is his right to self-defense. In a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use. All the reasons which make the initiation of physical force an evil, make the retaliatory use of physical force a moral imperative. If some "pacifist" society renounced the retaliatory use of force, it would be left helplessly at the mercy of the first thug who decided to be immoral. Such a society would achieve the opposite of its intention: instead of abolishing evil, it would encourage and reward it.

Ayn Rand
Serenity comes from the ability to say “Yes†to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say “No†to the wrong choices made by others.