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

If the Humanists wish to be champions of reason, they should consider the following: just as they would not admit mystics into their camp, since no rational discussion is possible with men who substitute supernatural revelations for rational evidence-so they cannot admit advocates of force into their camp, because no rational discussion or agreement is possible with men who substitute guns for rational persuasion.

Ayn Rand
Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.
Ayn Rand

One method of destroying a concept is by diluting its meaning. Observe that by ascribing rights to the unborn, i.e., the nonliving, the anti-abortionists obliterate the rights of the living.

Ayn Rand
So long as men desire to live together, no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. . . . When a man attempts to deal with me by force, I answer him by force. It is only as retaliation that force may be used and only against the man who starts its use. No, I do not share his evil or sink to his concept of morality: I merely grant him his choice, destruction, the only destruction he had the right to choose: his own.
Ayn Rand

We are born into this world unarmed - our mind is our only weapon.

Ayn Rand
The word which can never die on this earth, for it is the heart of it and the meaning and the glory. The sacred word: EGO.
Ayn Rand

Creation comes before distribution - or there will be nothing to distribute. The need of the creator comes before the need of any possible beneficiary. Yet we are taught to admire the second-hander who dispenses gifts he has not produced above the man who made the gifts possible. We praise an act of charity. We shrug at an act of achievement.

Ayn Rand
I guard my treasures: my thoughts, my will, my freedom. And the greatest of these is freedom.
Ayn Rand

The fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism.

Ayn Rand
The worst evil that you can do, psychologically, is to laugh at yourself. That means spitting in your own face.