Sunday, May 21, 2006

Quotes by Ayn Rand

I have read most of the novels by Ayn Rand and have been impressed by each one of them. I felt like quoting some of the statements in her novels which appealed me most. Hope someone out there likes some of these:

  • Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it.
    • Francisco d'Anconia, Atlas Shrugged
  • They, the intellects who seek escape from moral values, they are the damned on this earth, theirs is the guilt beyond forgiveness.
    • John Galt, Atlas Shrugged
  • Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven. But not those who lack the courage of their own greatness... But not I. I was not born to be a second-hander.
    • Gail Wynand, The Fountainhead
  • A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack.
    • Gail Wynand, The Fountainhead
  • It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.
    • Ellsworth M. Toohey, The Fountainhead
  • We are those who do not disconnect the values of their minds from the actions of their bodies, those who do not leave their values to empty dreams, but bring them into existence, those who give material form to thoughts, and reality to values - those who make steel, railroads and happiness.
    • Dagny Taggart, Atlas Shrugged
  • I know not if this earth on which I stand is the core of the universe or if it is but a speck of dust lost in eternity. I know not and I care not. For I know what happiness is possible to me on earth. And my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it. My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end.
    • Prometheus, Anthem


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get the tone of the quotes. But, if you are interested in political science or economics you might want to read "The Prince".

10:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that a socialistic society is a idealistic society which cannot exist or last long because humans are inherently objectivists whether they realize or not(One should judge by one's deeds rather than one's words). Atleast in a socialistic society(if such a thing can exist) one doesn't have to play chimpanzee politics to survive.

2:15 AM  
Blogger Vijay said...

cool ones!

4:39 PM  

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