When one acts on pity against justice, it is the good whom one punishes for the sake of the evil; when one saves the guilty from suffering, it is the innocent whom one forces to suffer. There is no escape from justice, nothing can be unearned and unpaid for in the universe, neither in matter nor in spirit—and if the guilty do not pay, then the innocent have to pay it.

-Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

Ayn Rand
...only the pleasure which proceeds from a rational value judgement can be regarded as moral, pleasure, as such, is not a guide to action nor a standard of morality.
Ayn Rand

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins. Ayn Ran

Ayn Rand
Doctors are not servants of their patients, they are traders like everyone else in a free society and they should bear that title proudly considering the crucial importance of the services they offer.
Ayn Rand

To discuss evil in a manner implying neutrality, is to sanction it.

Ayn Rand
I shall choose friends among men, but neither slaves nor masters. And I shall choose only such as please me, and them I shall love and respect, but neither command nor obey. And we shall join our hands when we wish, or walk alone when we so desire.
Ayn Rand

It is the metaphysically given that must be accepted: it cannot be changed. It is the man-made that must never be accepted uncritically: it must be judged, then accepted or rejected and changed when necessary.

Ayn Rand
The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard.
Ayn Rand

Never ask people about your work.

Ayn Rand
The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time.