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 right to vote is a consequence, not a primary cause, of a free social system - and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny.

Ayn Rand
Serenity comes from the ability to say “Yes†to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say “No†to the wrong choices made by others.
Ayn Rand

A viler evil than to murder a man, is to sell him suicide as an act of virtue.

Ayn Rand
Capitalism has been called a system of greed—yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal, and no tribal gang can conceive of.
Ayn Rand

The men who attempt to survive, not by means of reason, but by means of force, are attempting to survive by the method of animals.

Ayn Rand
We are now moving towards complete collectivism or socialism, a system under which everybody is enslaved to everybody.
Ayn Rand

She stood at the window, her arms spread wide, holding on to each side of the frame, it was as if she held a piece of the city.

Ayn Rand
Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.
Ayn Rand

The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.

Ayn Rand
The most depraved type of human being ... (is) the man without a purpose.