109 Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself
Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself


Ayn Rand was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. Here are the best Ayn Rand quotes and a short biography. Her real name Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum but famous known as pen name Ayn Rand.

Ayn Rand was born on 2 February1905 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, at a Russian-Jewish bourgeois family. Rand moved to the United States in 1926, educated in Russia. She had a play created on Broadway in 1935 and 1936. After two early books that were at first ineffective, she accomplished notoriety with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, Rand published her most popular work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Thereafter, she went to true to life to advance her way of thinking, distributing her own periodicals and discharging a few assortments of articles until her demise in 1982.

Rand supported explanation as to the main method for procuring information and dismissed confidence and religion. She upheld levelheaded and moral selfishness and dismissed charitableness. In governmental issues, she denounced the commencement of power as an unethical and restricted community and statism just as turmoil, rather supporting free enterprise private enterprise, which she characterized as the framework dependent on perceiving singular rights, including property rights. In craftsmanship, Rand advanced sentimental authenticity. She was forcefully critical of most scholars and philosophical traditions are known to her, aside from Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and classical liberals. She died on 6 March 1982 at aged 77 in Manhattan, New York, United States

Rand is known for her two best-selling books, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for building up a philosophical framework she named Objectivism. Literary critics got Rand's fiction with blended audits and the scholarly world, for the most part, disregarded or dismissed her philosophy, however, academic interest has expanded in ongoing decades. The Objectivist development endeavors to spread her thoughts, both to general society and in academic settings. She has been a huge impact on libertarians and American preservationists. Check out the following inspirational Ayn Rand quotes on life lessons, individualism, capitalism, love, philosophy,
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Ayn Rand Inspirational Quotes


1. If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn. - Ayn Rand

2. Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. - Ayn Rand


3. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. - Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

4. Any work is creative work if done by a thinking mind. - Ayn Rand

5. Self-sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed. - Ayn Rand

6. A rational man never distorts or corrupts his own standards and judgment in order to appeal to the irrationality, stupidity, or dishonesty of others. - Ayn Rand

7. The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. - Ayn Rand

8. Patience is always rewarded and romance is always round the corner! - Ayn Rand

9. To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

10. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. - Ayn Rand

11. He is free to evade reality, he is free to unfocus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Best Quotes and Sayings


12. The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone. - Ayn Rand

13. There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. - Ayn Rand

14. Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone. - Ayn Rand


15. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

16. The freedom of speech of private individuals includes the right to not agree, not to listen, and not to finance one's, own antagonists. - Ayn Rand

17. People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk. - Ayn Rand

18. The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes About Happiness


19. 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. - Ayn Rand

20. Every form of happiness is private. Our greatest moments are personal, self-motivated, not to be touched. - Ayn Rand

21. Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

22. Happiness is not to be achieved at the command of emotional whims. Happiness is not the satisfaction of whatever irrational wishes you might blindly attempt to indulge. - Ayn Rand

23. All you have to do is please yourself. - Ayn Rand

24. Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's value. - Ayn Rand

25. She knew that even pain can be confessed, but to confess happiness is to stand naked, delivered to the witness. - Ayn Rand

26. My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Famous Quotes


27. If one's actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others. - Ayn Rand


28. The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it. - Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

29. Everyone has the right to make his own decisions, but none has the right to force his decision on others. - Ayn Rand

30. We are born into this world unarmed - our mind is our only weapon. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes About Life Lessons


31. The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live. - Ayn Rand

32. Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. - Ayn Rand

33. Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life. - Ayn Rand

34. All life is a purposeful struggle, and your only choice is the choice of a goal. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

35. Life is a value to be bought and thinking is the only coin noble enough to buy it. - Ayn Rand

36. Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. - Ayn Rand

37. 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. - Ayn Rand

38. To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Philosophy Quotes


39. The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand

40. Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today. - Ayn Rand

41. The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it. - Ayn Rand

42. Identify the dominant philosophy of a society and you can predict its future. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

43. One loses everything when one loses one's sense of humor. - Ayn Rand

44. Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions. - Ayn Rand

45. Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments. - Ayn Rand

46. Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Fountainhead Quotes


47. I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you. - Ayn Rand

48. The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see. - Ayn Rand

49. You have been the one encounter in my life that can never be repeated. - Ayn Rand

50. Self-respect is something that can't be killed. The worst thing is to kill a man's pretense at it. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

51. To say "I love you" one must know first how to say the "I".” - Ayn Rand

52. Don't fool yourself, my dear. You're much worse than a bitch. You're a saint. Which shows why saints are dangerous and undesirable. - Ayn Rand

 
53. Have you felt it too? Have you seen how your best friends love everything about you- except the things that count? And your most important is nothing to them; nothing, not even a sound they can recognize. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Integrity


54. A house can have integrity, just like a person. - Ayn Rand


55. Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence. - Ayn Rand

56. Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea. - Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

57. Only a man of integrity can possess the virtue of honesty since only the faking of one’s consciousness can permit the faking of existence. - Ayn Rand

58. A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Love


59. Love is blind, they say; sex is impervious to reason and mocks the power of all philosophers. But, in fact, a person's sexual choice is the result and sum of their fundamental convictions. - Ayn Rand

60. I love you so much that nothing can matter to me - not even you...Only my love- not your answer. Not even your indifference. - Ayn Rand

61. Love is our response to our highest values. Love is self-enjoyment. The noblest love is born out of admiration of another's values. - Ayn Rand

62. There is no affirmation without the one who affirms. in this sense, everything to which you grant your love is yours. - Ayn Rand


63. If one doesn't respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

64. Love should be treated like a business deal, but every business deal has its own terms and its own currency. And in love, the currency is virtue. - Ayn Rand

65. Love is our response to our highest values and can be nothing else. - Ayn Rand

66. I regret nothing. There have been things I missed, but I ask no questions because I have loved it, such as it has been, even the moments of emptiness, even the unanswered-and that I loved it, that is the unanswered in my life. - Ayn Rand

67. Love is reverence, worship, glory, and the upward glance. - Ayn Rand

 
68. Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person. - Ayn Rand

69. You love people not for what you do for them or what they do for you. You love them for the values, the virtues, which they have achieved in their own character. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Short Quotes and Captions


70. The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt. - Ayn Rand

71. If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing. - Ayn Rand

72. Worry is a waste of emotional reserve. - Ayn Rand

 
73. Every loneliness is a pinnacle. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Individualism


74. The political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities, and the smallest minority on earth is the individual. - Ayn Rand

75. Don't worry. They're all against me. But I have one advantage: they don't know what they want. I do. - Ayn Rand

76. An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes. - Ayn Rand

77. The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights. - Ayn Rand

78. Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

79. The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. - Ayn Rand

80. The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand

81. Individual rights are not subject to a public vote. A majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority. -  Ayn Rand

82. A Conformist is a man who declares, "It's true because others believe it" - but an Individualist is NOT a man who declares, "It's true because I believe it." An Individual declares, "I believe it because I see in reason that it is true. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Capitalism and Money


83. 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. - Ayn Rand

84. Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. - Ayn Rand

85. I am not primarily an advocate of capitalism, but of egoism; I am not primarily an advocate of egoism, but of reason. If one recognizes the supremacy of reason and applies it consistently, all the rest follows. - Ayn Rand

86. In a capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary. Men are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as their own individual judgments, convictions and interests dictate. - Ayn Rand


87. Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned. - Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

88. Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants. - Ayn Rand

89. Capitalism has been called a system of greed—yet it is the system that raised the standard of living of its poorest citizens to heights no collectivist system has ever begun to equal, and no tribal gang can conceive of. - Ayn Rand

90. Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. - Ayn Rand

91. Capitalism has been called nationalistic - yet it is the only system that banished ethnicity, and made it possible, in the United States, for men of various, formerly antagonistic nationalities to live together in peace. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Quotes


92. Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them. - Ayn Rand

93. I never found beauty in longing for the impossible and never found the possible to be beyond my reach. - Ayn Rand


94. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live. - Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

95. Joy is the goal of existence, and joy is not to be stumbled upon, but to be achieved, and the act of treason is to let its vision drown in the swamp of the moment's torture. - Ayn Rand

96. I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Quotes On Government


97. A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. - Ayn Rand

98. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand

99. The government was set to protect man from criminals, and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government. - Ayn Rand


100. If a society is to be free, its government has to be controlled. - Ayn Rand

 Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

101. Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others. - Ayn Rand
 
102. Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. - Ayn Rand

103. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. - Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand Wise Quotes (Word Of Wisdom)


104. Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel. - Ayn Rand

105. Within the extent of your knowledge, you are right. - Ayn Rand


106. It's the hardest thing in the world to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. - Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes On Life Lessons That Will Inspire Yourself

107. Compromise now, because you'll have to later, anyway, only then you'll have gone through things you'll wish you hadn't. - Ayn Rand

108. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. This and nothing else. - Ayn Rand

109. I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals and I loathe humanity for its failure to live up to these possibilities. - Ayn Rand

 

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