Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
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Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
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.
God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
Politics are a very unsatisfactory game.
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.
I'm not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they'll have, immediately the floor will rise.
I played by the rules of politics as I found them.
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
The confidence in another man's virtue is no light evidence of a man's own, and God willingly favors such a confidence.
God can help man solve all man's problems except man.
God made man to go by motives, and he will not go without them, any more than a boat without steam or a balloon without gas.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.