The freedom of speech of private individuals includes the right to not agree, not to listen, and not to finance one's own antagonists.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

The only man never to be redeemed is the man without passion.

Ayn Rand
I'm working to improve my methods, and every hour I save is an hour added to my life.
Ayn Rand

And what, incidentally, do you think integrity is? The ability not to pick a watch out of your neighbor's pocket? No, it's not as easy as that. If that were all, I'd say ninety-five percent of humanity were honest, upright men. Only, as you can see, they aren't. Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.

Ayn Rand
Whenever anyone accuses some person of being 'unfeeling,' he means that that person is just.
Ayn Rand

It is fairly easy to grasp abstract moral principles; it can be very difficult to apply them to a given situation, particularly when it involves the moral character of another person..

Ayn Rand
Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent.
Ayn Rand

We, Equality 7-2521, were not happy in those year in the Home of the Students. It was not that the learning was too hard for us. It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick. It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them. The Teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked at us.

Ayn Rand
The more you learn, the more you know that you know nothing.
Ayn Rand

In the temple of his spirit, each man is alone.

Ayn Rand
At first, man was enslaved by the gods. But he broke their chains. Then he was enslaved by the kings. But he broke their chains. He was enslaved by his birth, by his kin, by his race. But he broke their chains. He declared to all his brothers that a man has rights which neither god nor king nor other men can take away from him, no matter what their number, for his is the right of man, and there is no right on earth above this right. And he stood on the threshold of freedom for which the blood of the centuries behind him had been spilled.