She started off, walking fast, as if the speed of her steps could give form to the things she felt.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

"You were not born to be a second-hander." Howard Roark to Gail Wynand in "The Fountainhead"

Ayn Rand
He liked to observe emotions; they were like red lanterns strung along the dark unknown of another's personality, marking vulnerable points.
Ayn Rand

Economics departments are dominated by Marxism, which is taken straight or on the rocks, in the form of Keynesianism.

Ayn Rand
Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
Ayn Rand

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. Ayn

Ayn Rand
We [entrepreneurs] required that you leave us free to function -- free to think and work as we choose ... -- free to earn our own profits and make our own fortunes ... Such was the price we asked, which you chose to reject as too high.
Ayn Rand

He wanted nothing, for the time being, except to understand .... Without advice, assistance or plan, he began reading an incongruous assortment of books; he would find some passage which he could not understand in one book, and he would get another on that subject .... There was no order in his reading; but there was order in what remained of it in his mind.

Ayn Rand
There is nothing wrong in helping other people, if and when they are worthy of the help and you can afford to help them.
Ayn Rand

Morally, the promise of an impossible “right†to economic security is an infamous attempt to abrogate the concept of rights. It can and does mean only one thing: a promise to enslave the men who produce, for the benefit of those who don’t.

Ayn Rand
Don't think. Believe. Trust your heart, not your brain. Don't think. Feel. Believe.