Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
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Ayn Rand Quotes
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.
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.
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
Do not ever say that the desire to 'do good' by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.
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.
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.
Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.
A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.
My mom is the backbone not just of my family but of many families.
In general I was a good kid. It usually took a lot to make me mad. But once I reached the boiling point, I lost all rational control. Totally without thinking, when my anger was aroused, I grabbed the nearest brick, rock, or stick to bash someone. It was as if I had no conscious will in the matter.
When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.
I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that's cool. Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.
Ultimately, to have a career in movies, to a certain extent, certainly in England, you can't sustain a career in just English movies.
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
I like being a woman, even in a man's world. After all, men can't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.
Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.
To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn't been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that's really worthwhile.