Ayn Rand Quotes

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.


If the truth shall kill them, let them die.


Productive work is the central purpose of a rational man’s life, the central value that integrates and determines the hierarchy of all his other values. Reason is the source, the precondition of his productive work, pride is the result.


Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.


“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.”


The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.


Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.


Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.


“There is fear hanging in the air of the sleeping halls, and the air of the streets. Fear walks through the city, fear without name, without shape. All men feel it and none dare speak.”


The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.


“Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.”


Art is the indispensable medium for the communication of a moral ideal.


I love you so much that nothing can matter to me – not even you…Only my love- not your answer. Not even your indifference


Man is the only living species that has the power to act as his own destroyer – and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.