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Man is born to seek power, yet his actual condition makes him a slave to the power of others.
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He who has an opinion of his own, but depends on the opinion and tastes of others is a slave.
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The man who is master of his passions is reason's slave
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The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.
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The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.
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The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.
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He who has an opinion of his own, but depends upon the opinion and taste of others, is a slave.
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Every man who is not a monster, mathematician or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or ot...
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A wise man will be the master of his mind. A fool will be it's slave.
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Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means.
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When the state is behind mass media, this rarely produces a decent information product.
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Unless each man produces more than he receives, increases his output, there will be less for him tha...
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A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.
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A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
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The air of England has long been too pure for a slave, and every man is free who breathes it.
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Man produces evil as a bee produces honey.
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If a man carries his horse out of a slave State into a free one, be does not lose his property inter...
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He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
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He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
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I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in...
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A wise man finds joy when he finds himself no longer a slave to his emotions.
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A true intellect is one who has the credentials but keeps his knowledge to his humble self while avo...
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A person who is another man's slave is better than one who is a slave to lust.
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Who set Rome on fire? The man we must admire. For killing his wife, and taking the life of mother an...
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Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool
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Whatever day Makes man a slave, takes half his worth away.
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Despair is a free man—hope is a slave.
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Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool.
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Man proposes, but God disposes.
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The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important produ...
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The greedy man is he who habitually eats too much, knowing that he is injuring his bodily health the...
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A slave has but one master. An ambitious man has as many as there are people who helped him get h...
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A man in debt is so far a slave.
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Wealth is the slave of wise man. The master of a fool.
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The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
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We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to ...
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Who covets more is evermore a slave.
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The man who talks to his wife about his dog instead of singing a love song is a wise man.
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Quing-Jao: I am a slave to the gods, and I rejoice in it.
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The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man.
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A man who is without capital, and who, by prohibitions upon banking, is practically forbidden to hir...
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A man who encounters the following three is unfortunate; the death of his wife in his old age, the e...
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The person, who causes the downfall of a noble woman... who causes loss to his friend...who despite ...
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Once in a blue moon if you’re lucky, making love produces a rare by-product called love.
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The slave has but one master; the ambitious man has as many as can help him in making his fortune.
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The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as can help in making his fortune.
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The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his l...
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AYN RAND
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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