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Man's consciousness is his least known and most abused vital organ. Most people believe that consciousness as such is some sort of indeterminate faculty which has no nature, no specific identity and therefore no requirements, no needs, no rules for being properly or improperly used.... Men abuse, subvert and starve their consciousness in a manner they would not dream of applying to their hair, toenails or stomachs. They know that these things have a specific identity and specific requirements, and, if one whishes to preserve them, one must comb one's hair, trim one's toenails and refrain from swallowing rat poison.


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The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.
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The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
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The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
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Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only wa...
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To interpose the threat of physical destruction between a man and his perception of reality, is to n...
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Of course I need you. I go insane when I see you. You can do almost anything you wish with me. Is th...
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America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive g...
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The action required to sustain human life is primarily intellectual: everything man needs has to be ...
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I don't want to see you. I don't like you. I don't like your face. You look like an insufferable ego...
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Don't fool yourself, my dear. You're much worse than a bitch. You're a saint. Which shows why saints...
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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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