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Ayn Rand Quotes

Writer
Born On
1905-02-02
Died On
1982-03-06
Birth Place
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Death Place
Manhattan, New York, United States
Birth Sign
aquarius
Father
Zinovy Zakharovich Rosenbaum
Mother
Anna Borisovna
Spouse
Frank O'Connor
Nationality
Russian
Education
Petersburg State University

God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.

Ayn Rand

Do not ever say that the desire to do good by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

Ayn Rand

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

Ayn Rand

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

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

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.

Ayn Rand

Evil requires the sanction of the victim.

Ayn Rand

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

Ayn Rand

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

Ayn Rand

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

Ayn Rand

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

Ayn Rand

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money.

Ayn Rand

Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.

Ayn Rand

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

Ayn Rand

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

Ayn Rand