Some cats are blind and stone deafdeaf some. But ain't no cat wuz ever dumb.
Thus preserving the face from congealing.
my face I don't mind it,Because I'm behind it--'Tis the folks in the front that I jar.
No matter how grouchy you're feeling,You'll find the smile more or less healing.It grows in a wreathAll around the front teeth -Thus preserving the face from congealing.
Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.
Thereâ€™s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there arenâ€™t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for me to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation
I say that man is entitled to his own happiness and that he must achieve it himself. But that he cannot demand that others give up their lives to make him happy.
Productiveness is your acceptance of morality, your recognition of the fact that you choose to live-that productive work is the process by which man's consciousness controls his existence, a constant process of acquiring knowledge and shaping matter to fit one's purpose, of translating an idea into
There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.
Morality pertains only to the sphere of man's free will - only to those actions which are open to his choice.
Americaâ€™s founding ideal was the principle of individual rights. Nothing more-and nothing less. The rest-everything that America achieved, everything she became, everything 'noble and just,' and heroic, and great, and unprecedented in human history-was the logical consequence of fidelity to that o
Never ask people. Not about your work. Don't you know what you want? How can you stand it, not to know?
She started off, walking fast, as if the speed of her steps could give form to the things she felt.
A rational mind does not work under compulsion; it does not subordinate its grasp of reality to anyoneâ€™s orders, directives, or controls; it does not sacrifice its knowledge, its view of the truth, to anyoneâ€™s opinions, threats, wishes, plans, or 'welfare.' Such a mind may be hampered by others,
The action required to sustain human life is primarily intellectual; everything man needs has to be discovered by his mind and produced by his effort.
Self-esteem is reliance on ones power to think.
If it were true that men could achieve their good by means of turning some men into sacrificial animals, and . . . if I were asked to serve the interests of society apart from, above and against my own I would refuse. . . . I would fight in the full confidence of the justice of my battle and of a li
Reality confronts man with a great many musts, but all of them are conditional the formula of realistic necessity is You must, if and the if stands for man's choice
There can be no compromise on moral principles.
She's a writer. The kind of writer who wouldn't be published outside. She believes that when one deals with words, one deals with the mind.
In order to deal with reality successfully - to pursue and achieve the values which his life requires - man needs self-esteem; he needs to be confident of his efficacy and worth.
you are never called upon to prove a negative. that's a law of logic.
Happiness is a state of non-contradictory joy--a joy without penalty or guilt, a joy that does not clash with any of your values and does not work for your own destruction, not the joy of escaping from your mind, but of using your mind's fullest power, not the joy of faking reality, but of achieving
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