July 29, 2014

“The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed. The moral is the rational, and reason accepts no commandments.” – John Galt


July 21, 2014

“All your life, you have heard yourself denounced, not for your faults, but for your greatest virtues. You have been hated, not for your mistakes, but for your achievements. You have been scorned for all those qualities of character which are your highest pride. You have been called selfish for the courage of acting on your own judgment and bearing sole responsibility for your own life. You have been called arrogant for your independent mind. You have been called cruel for your unyielding integrity. You have been called anti-social for the vision that made you venture upon undiscovered roads. You have been called ruthless for the strength and self-discipline of your drive to your purpose. You have been called greedy for the magnificence of your power to create wealth. You, who’ve expended an inconceivable flow of energy, have been called a parasite. You, who’ve created abundance where there had been nothing but wastelands and helpless, starving men before you, have been called a robber. You, who’ve kept them all alive, have been called an exploiter. You, the purest and most moral man among them, have been sneered at as a ‘vulgar materialist.’ Have you stopped to ask them: by what right?—by what code?—by what standard?” – Francisco d’Anconia


July 21, 2014

“When the common good of a society is regarded as something apart from and superior to the individual good of its members, it means that the good of some men takes precedence over the good of others, with those others consigned to the status of sacrificial animals.” | Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal


July 20, 2014

“Every form of causeless self-doubt, every feeling of inferiority and secret unworthiness is, in fact, man’s hidden dread of his inability to deal with existence.” | Atlas Shrugged


July 18, 2014

“I do not care to be admired causelessly, emotionally, intuitively, instinctively—or blindly.” – Richard Halley


July 18, 2014

“Capitalism and altruism are incompatible; they are philosophical opposites; they cannot co-exist in the same man or in the same society.” | Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal


July 14, 2014

“To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.” | The Ayn Rand Letter


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