What I am fighting is the idea that charity is a moral duty and a primary virtue.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Worry is a waste of emotional reserve".

Ayn Rand
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
Ayn Rand

Observe, in politics, that the term extremism has become a synonym of "evil," regardless of the content of the issue (the evil is not what you are extreme about, but that you are "extreme" - i.e., consistent).

Ayn Rand
The only proper functions of a government are: the police, to protect you from criminals; the army, to protect you from foreign invaders; and the courts, to protect your property and contracts from breach or fraud by others, and to settle disputes by rational rules, according to objective law.
Ayn Rand

The man of authentic self-confidence is the man who relies on the judgment of his own mind. Such a man is not malleable; he may be mistaken, he may be fooled in a given instance, but he is inflexible in regard to the absolutism of reality, i.e., in seeking and demanding truth.

Ayn Rand
Life is a value to be bought and thinking is the only coin noble enough to buy it.
Ayn Rand

The charming aspect of Christmas is the fact that it expresses good will in a cheerful, happy, benevolent, non-sacrificial way. One says: “Merry Christmasâ€-not “Weep and Repent.†And the good will is expressed in a material, earthly form-by giving presents to one's friends, or by sending them cards in token of remembrance . . . .

Ayn Rand
Believing in fate produces fate. Believing in freedom will create infinite possibilities.
Ayn Rand

He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating.

Ayn Rand
It stands to reason that if sacrifices are being given, somebody is collecting sacrifices.