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The question isn’t who is...

The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me. (Ayn Rand)
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Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happin...

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.-Ayn Rand
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"When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't p...

"When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed.” -Ayn Rand
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"We can evade Reality, but w...

"We can evade Reality, but we cannot evade the Consequences of evading Reality." - Ayn Rand
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"The hardest thing to explain is ...

"The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see." - Ayn Rand
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β€œThe ladder of success is be...

β€œThe ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” β€” Ayn Rand
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β€œThe question isn’t who’s ...

β€œThe question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
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"Freedom (n.): To ask not...

"Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing." -Ayn Rand
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β€œThe man who does not val...

β€œThe man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” – Ayn Rand
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"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The s...

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men." - Ayn Rand
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"The upper classes are... ...

"The upper classes are... a nation's past; the middle class is its future." β€” Ayn Rand
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The truth is not for ...

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it. Ayn Rand
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β€œIf you don't know, the thing t...

β€œIf you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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β€œThe question isn’t who is...

β€œThe question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” β€” Ayn Rand
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β€œThe question isn't who is...

β€œThe question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.” ― Ayn Rand
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"Who is ...

"Who is John Galt?" - Ayn Rand
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β€œThe smallest minority on earth is the indiv...

β€œThe smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” ― Ayn Rand
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Whenever, in an era, culture, or society, you encounter the phenomenon of prejudi...

Whenever, in an era, culture, or society, you encounter the phenomenon of prejudice, injustice, persecution, and blind, unreasoning hatred directed at some minority group - look for the gang that has something to gain from the persecution - Ayn Rand
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A creative man is motivated by...

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand
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β€œWhen I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final...

β€œWhen I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will learn; one of us will win, but both will profit” -Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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"He despised a need which now held no shred of joy or meaning, which had...

"He despised a need which now held no shred of joy or meaning, which had become the mere need of a woman's body, an anonymous body that belonged to a woman whom he had to forget while he held it" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)
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The question isn't who is...

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. -Ayn Rand
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A creative man is motivated by...

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,not by the desire to beat others.- Ayn Rand
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"The question isn't who is...

"The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me" - Ayn Rand
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In the temple of ...

In the temple of his spirit, each man is alone - Ayn Rand
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"Every dictator...

"Every dictatorship is based on altruism." - Ayn Rand
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"Just as there is no such thing as a collective or racial mind, so is there...

"Just as there is no such thing as a collective or racial mind, so is there no such thing as a collective or racial achievement. There are only individual minds and individual achievements." -Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness, 127
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"... there's nothing of importance in life-except how well yo...

"... there's nothing of importance in life-except how well you do your work. Nothing. Only that. Whatever else you are, will come from that. It's the only measure of human value." - Ayn Rand
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The desire not to b...

The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be - Ayn Rand
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"The question isn't who is...

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand
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β€œWe can ignore reality, but w...

β€œWe can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” - Ayn Rand
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"The political function of rights ...

"The political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities." -Ayn Rand
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In any compromise between ...

In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. - Ayn Rand
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"The question isn't who is...

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." - Ayn Rand
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"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The s...

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men" - Ayn Rand
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β€œLearn to value yoursel...

β€œLearn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” ― Ayn Rand
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"A creative man is motivated by ...

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others" -- (Ayn Rand)
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The question isn't who is ...

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rand
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Compassion is the greatest virtue. It justifies suffering. There's...

Compassion is the greatest virtue. It justifies suffering. There's got to be suffering in the world, else how would we be virtuous and feel compassion?" -- Dominique Francon in Ayn Rand's _The_Fountainhead_
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"I know what's best for you, ...

"I know what's best for you, but it won't be what's best for you until you know it" -Ayn Rand
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"The smallest minority on earth is the indiv...

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand
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"Do not let the hero in your soul parish, in lonely frustration, for the life you deserv...

"Do not let the hero in your soul parish, in lonely frustration, for the life you deserved but never have been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours." - Ayn Rand
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To achieve, you need thought......

To achieve, you need thought...You have to know what you are doing and that's real power. -Ayn Rand
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"Throughout the centuries, there were men ...

"Throughout the centuries, there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision." - Ayn Rand
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"Tell me what a man finds sexuall...

"Tell me what a man finds sexually attractive and I will tell you his entire philosophy of life." -Ayn Rand
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"Through all the darkness, through all the shame of which men are capable, th...

"Through all the darkness, through all the shame of which men are capable, the spirit of man will remain alive on this earth. It may sleep, but it will awaken. It may wear chains, but it will break through. And man will go on." - Ayn Rand-
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"Throughout the centuries, there were men who...

"Throughout the centuries, there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision." -- Ayn Rand, Novelist
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β€œYou can avoid reality, but y...

β€œYou can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” - Ayn Rand
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β€œDo not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life y...

β€œDo not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.” - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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"I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will neve...

"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." - John Galt in Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
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A creative man is motivated by...

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others - Ayn Rand
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Upper classes are a nat...

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future. Ayn Rand
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Every man builds his world in his own ima...

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice ~Ayn Rand
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A creative man is motivated by...

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others -Ayn Rand
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Money is made possible only b...

Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil? (Ayn Rand)
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"The question is not who i...

"The question is not who is going to let me; it is who is going to stop me." -Ayn Rand
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