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Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand was an Objectivist philosopher and author.
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He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating.

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Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.

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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.

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Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence.

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Love is our response to our highest values. Love is self-enjoyment. The noblest love is born out of admiration of another’s values.

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

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James, you ought to discover some day that words have an exact meaning.

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There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.

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Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.

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Morality is judgement to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, and integrity to stand by it at any price.

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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.

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Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value judgments.

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Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing buy rational actions.

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The right to life is the source of all rights--and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.

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A good novel is an indivisible sum; every scene, sequence and passage of a good novel has to involve, contribute to and advance all three of its major attributes: theme, plot, characterization.

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Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it.

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Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man's nature and of life's potential

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That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character.

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He was guilty of nothing, except that he earned his own fortune and never forgot that it was his.

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Art is the indespensible medium for the communication of a moral idea.

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Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.

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Guilt is a rope that wears thin.

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Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

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It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.

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An artist does not fake reality--he *stylizes* it.

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