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

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

The creator's concern is the conquest of nature. The parasite's concern is the conquest of men.

Ayn Rand
Whether it’s a symphony or a coal mine, all work is an act of creating and comes from the same source: from an inviolate capacity to see through one’s own eyes-which means: the capacity to perform a rational identification- which means: the capacity to see, to connect and to make what had not been seen, connected and made before.
Ayn Rand

Ethics is a code of values which guide our choices and actions and determine the purpose and course of our lives.

Ayn Rand
Happiness is not to be achieved at the command of emotional whims.
Ayn Rand

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy.

Ayn Rand
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 destroying the world?" You are.
Ayn Rand

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

Ayn Rand
All the reasons which made the initiation of physical force evil, make the retaliatory use of physical force a moral imperative.
Ayn Rand

You'd let the whole world perish rather than soil that immaculate self of yours with a single spot of which you'd have to be ashamed.

Ayn Rand
I am speaking to those among you who have retained some sovereign shred of their soul, unsold and unstamped: '- to the order of others'. If, in the chaos of the motives that have made you listen to the radio tonight, there was an honest, rational desire to learn what is wrong with the world, you are the man whom I wished to address. By the rules and terms of my code, one owes a rational statement to those whom it does concern and who are making an effort to know. Those who are making an effort to fail to understand me, are not a concern of mine.