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Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (/?a?n ?rænd/; born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, Russian: ?????? ??????????? ??????????; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead

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Most American men are repressors.

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Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.

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Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.

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Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on ...

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The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.

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She lay on her back, looking up at the sky, feeling no desire to move or think or know that there wa ...

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The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.

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

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A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

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"Mediocrity" doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and en ...

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A culture is made -- or destroyed -- by its articulate voices.

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A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is wor ...

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A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of p ...

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“The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap.”

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Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave th ...

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