40 Ayn Rand Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

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Ayn Rand (1905–1982) was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Hope, our collection of Ayn Rand Quotes will inspire you to live with honesty and truth.

The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose.

– Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes

1. “Every man is free to rise as far as he’s able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which he’ll rise.” – Ayn Rand

2. “Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.” – Ayn Rand

3.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

4. “It was the greatest sensation of existence: not to trust but to know.” – Ayn Rand

5. “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” – Ayn Rand

6. “Men who reject the responsibility of thought and reason can only exist as parasites on the thinking of others.” – Ayn Rand

7. “If one doesn’t respect oneself one can have neither love nor respect for others.” – Ayn Rand

8. “No speech is ever considered, but only the speaker. It’s so much easier to pass judgement on a man than on an idea.” – Ayn Rand

9. “If one’s actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others.” – Ayn Rand

10. “The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” – Ayn Rand

11. “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.” – Ayn Rand

12. “Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.” – Ayn Rand

13. “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

14. “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.” – Ayn Rand

15. “The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.” – Ayn Rand

16. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” – Ayn Rand

17. “Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” – Ayn Rand

18. “If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.” – Ayn Rand

19. “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.” – Ayn Rand

20. “The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.” – Ayn Rand

21. “Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.” – Ayn Rand

22. “When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.” – Ayn Rand

23. “Man cannot survive except through his mind. He comes on earth unarmed. His brain is his only weapon.” – Ayn Rand

24. “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

25. “The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial.” – Ayn Rand

26. “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

27. “We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him. Because, in that glance, we know everything. Even though we’re not always wise enough to unravel the knowledge.” – Ayn Rand

28. “Every honest man lives for himself. Every man worth calling a man lives for himself. The one who doesn’t – doesn’t live at all.” – Ayn Rand

29. “Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.” – Ayn Rand

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

31. “Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.” – Ayn Rand

32. “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” – Ayn Rand

33.Patience is always rewarded and romance is always round the corner!” – Ayn Rand

34. “I can accept anything, except what seems to be the easiest for most people: the half-way, the almost, the just-about, the in-between.” – Ayn Rand

35. “Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artists metaphysical value judgments.” – Ayn Rand

36. “One loses everything when one loses one’s sense of humor.” – Ayn Rand

37. “Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one’s emotions.” – Ayn Rand

38. “The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.” – Ayn Rand

39. “Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants.” – Ayn Rand

40. “To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.” – Ayn Rand

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