Quotes by Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, playwright, screenwriter and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism.

The best Quotes and Sayings

To say 'I love you' one must know first how to say the 'I'.

LoveAyn Rand in The Fountainhead
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'My dear fellow, who will let you?'
'That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?'

Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead
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Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.

Ayn Rand in The Fountainhead
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The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.

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To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'

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Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

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

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Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).

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

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