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He liked to observe emotions; they were like red lanterns strung along the dark unknown of another's...
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Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one'...
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The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow. They come to be accepted ...
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Definitions are the guardians of rationality, the first line of defense against the chaos of mental ...
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I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanctio...
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In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the n...
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A code of values accepted by choice is a code of morality
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To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'
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Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
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An Individualist is a man who lives for his own sake and by his own mind; he neither sacrifices hims...
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All I mean is that a board of directors is one or two ambitious men--and a lot of ballast. I mean th...
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But you see," said Roark quietly, "I have, let’s say, sixty years to live. Most of that time will ...
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Now you see, Dr. Stadler, you're speaking as if this book were addressing to a thinking audience. If...
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There is no such thing as "the right to enslave".A nation can do it , just as a man can become a cri...
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The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absol...
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In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are at its worst. In th...
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Just as a concept becomes a unit when integrated with others into a wider concept, so a genus become...
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A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack
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And what, incidentally, do you think integrity is? The ability not to pick a watch out of your neigh...
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Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.
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His view of the world was simple: there were the able and there were the incompetent; he was not con...
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Man’s mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is given to him, survival is not. His body is given...
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What is man? He's just a collection of chemicals with delusions of grandeur.
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I think, therefore I'll think.
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Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.
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Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
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Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’...
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Evil requires the sanction of the victim.
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