Don't worry. They're all against me. But I have one advantage: they don't know what they want. I do.
Without property rights, no other rights are possible.
Nobody stays here by faking reality in any manner whatever.
Now you see, Dr. Stadler, you're speaking as if this book were addressing to a thinking audience. If it were, one would have to be concerned with such matters as accuracy, validity, logic and the prestige of science. But it isn't. It's addressed to the public.
The more propaganda . . . conservatives spread for capitalist economics while at the same time preaching collectivism morally and philosophically , the more nails theyâ€™ll drive into capitalismâ€™s coffin.
There are no contradictions. If you find one, check your premises.
Have you ever felt a potential love for someone? Like, you don't actually love them and you know you don't, but you know you could. You realise that you could easily fall in love with them. It's almost like the bud of a flower, ready to blossom but it's just not quite there yet. And you like them a
A spirit, too, needs fuel. It can run dry.
I am unwilling to be wholly goodâ€”and please don't regard me as wholly evil!
If some men are entitled by right to the products of the work of others, it means that those others are deprived of rights and condemned to slave labor.
He walked, groping for a sentence that hung in his mind as an empty shape. He could neither fill it or dismiss it.
You don't know how hard I've tried to be left standing all by myself.
To preserve one's mind intact through a modern college education is a test of courage and endurance, but the battle is worth it and the stakes are the highest possible to man: the survival of reason.
No value is higher than self-esteem, but you've invested it in counterfeit securities-and now your morality has caught you in a trap where you are forced to protect your self-esteem by fighting for the creed of self-destruction. The grim joke is on you: that need of self-esteem, which you're unable
When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, "Who is destroyin
In all proper relationships there is no sacrifice of anyone to anyone.
Any alleged 'right' of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right.
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
You don't love causes. You don't love everybody indiscriminately. You love only those who deserve it.
What I am fighting is the idea that charity is a moral duty and a primary virtue.
Man's basic vice, the source of all his evils, is the act of unfocusing his mind, the suspension of his consciousness, which is not blindness, but the refusal to see, not ignorance, but the refusal to know.
Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
Morally, the promise of an impossible â€œrightâ€ 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 donâ€™t.
The man who attempts to live for others is a dependent. He is a parasite in motive and makes parasites of those he serves.
Evil requires the sanction of the victim.
It is a free market that makes monopolies impossible.
The freedom of speech of private individuals includes the right to not agree, not to listen, and not to finance one's own antagonists.
A society without intellectuals is like a body without a head
The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap. Ayn
America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people bet