The question of whether one alleges the Superiority or Inferiority of any given race is irrelevant; racism has only one psychological root: the racist's sense of his own Inferiority.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

It is true that the welfare-statists are not socialists, that they never advocated or intended the socialization of private property, that they want to 'preserve' private property-with government control of its use and disposal. But that is the fundamental characteristic of fascism.

Ayn Rand
Evil requires the sanction of the victim.
Ayn Rand

I saw that evil was impotent—that evil was the irrational, the blind, the anti-real—and that the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to serve it.

Ayn Rand
Ever since Kant divorced reason from reality, his intellectual descendants have been diligently widening the breach.
Ayn Rand

An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.

Ayn Rand
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
Ayn Rand

I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals and I loathe humanity for its failure to live up to these possibilities.

Ayn Rand
Not selfishness, but precisely the absence of a self. Look at them. The man who cheats and lies, but preserves a respectable front. He knows himself to be dishonest, but others think he’s honest and he derives his self-respect from that, second-hand. The man who takes credit for an achievement which is not his own. He knows himself to be mediocre, but he’s great in the eyes of others.
Ayn Rand

The nation which once held the creed that greatness is achieved by production, is now told that it is achieved by squalor.

Ayn Rand
It's such a waste to be subtle and vicious with people who don't even know that you're being subtle and vicious