If you want to feel good, be rational.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. It does not mean freedom from the landlord, from the employer, or freedom from the laws of nature which do not provide men with automatic prosperity. It means freedom from the coercive power of the state ' and nothing else

Ayn Rand
People don't want to think. And the deeper they get into trouble, the less they want to think. But by some sort of instinct, they feel that they ought to and it makes them feel guilty. So they'll bless and follow anyone who gives them a justification for not thinking. Anyone who makes a virtue - a highly intellectual virtue - out of what they know to be their sin, their weakness and their guilt.
Ayn Rand

Selfishness does not mean only to do things for one's self. One may do things, affecting others, for his own pleasure and benefit. This is not immoral, but the highest of morality.

Ayn Rand
To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.
Ayn Rand

Under the antitrust laws, a man becomes a criminal from the moment he goes into business, no matter what he does. If he complies with one of these laws, he faces criminal prosecution under several others. For instance, if he charges prices which some bureaucrats judge as too high, he can be prosecuted for monopoly or for a successful 'intent to monopolize'; if he charges prices lower than those of his competitors, he can be prosecuted for 'unfair competition' or 'restraint of trade'; and if he charges the same prices as his competitors, he can be prosecuted for 'collusion' or 'conspiracy.'

Ayn Rand
The nation which once held the creed that greatness is achieved by production, is now told that it is achieved by squalor.
Ayn Rand

If I were to speak your kind of language, I would say that man's only moral commandment is: Thou shalt think.But a 'moral commandment' is a contradiction in terms. The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed.The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments.

Ayn Rand
In a capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary.
Ayn Rand

Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decision on others.

Ayn Rand
She did not know what it was about him that had always made her want to see him broken.