It was the joy of admiration and of one's own ability, growing together.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

When you force a man to act against his own choice and judgment, it's his thinking that you want him to suspend.

Ayn Rand
Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property.
Ayn Rand

Live a life as a monument to your soul.

Ayn Rand
There can be no justification for choosing any part of that which one knows to be evil.
Ayn Rand

Love is our response to our highest values. Love is self-enjoyment. The noblest love is born out of admiration of another's values.

Ayn Rand
Since there is no such entity as 'the public,' since the public is merely a number of individuals, the idea that 'the public interest' supersedes private interests and rights can have but one meaning: that the interests and rights of some individuals take precedence over the interests and rights of others.
Ayn Rand

A society that robs an individual of the product of his effort ... is not strictly speaking a society, but a mob held together by institutionalized gang violence.

Ayn Rand
A man of independent judgment is a man of profound self-esteem.
Ayn Rand

I regret nothing. There have been things I missed, but I ask no questions, because I have loved it, such as it has been, even the moments of emptiness, even the unanswered-and that I loved it, that is the unanswered in my life.

Ayn Rand
Dagny, we can never lose the things we live for. We may have to change their form at times, if we've made an error, but the purpose remains the same and the forms are ours to make.