Ayn Rand Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ayn rand quotes, ayn rand sayings, and ayn rand proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.     

Ayn Rand

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

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The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone     

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The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.     

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

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Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.     

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I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction     

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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.     

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The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me.     

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Guilt is a rope that wears thin.     

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Ethics is a code of values which guide our choices and actions and determine the purpose and course of our lives.     

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An emotion is an automatic response, an automatic effect of man's value premises. An effect, not a cause. There is no necessary clash, no dichotomy between man's reason and his emotions     

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In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.     

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Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.     

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Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -- a rational ethics -- as a precondition of rebirth.     

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The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me.     

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

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The skyline of New York is a monument of a splendour that no pyramids or palaces will ever equal or approach.     

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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.     

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Mediocrity doesn't mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.     

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To say I love you one must know first how to say the I.     

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When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you, you know your nation is doomed.     

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We are now moving towards complete collectivism or socialism, a system under which everybody is enslaved to everybody.     

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

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A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.     

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

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One method of destroying a concept is by diluting its meaning. Observe that by ascribing rights to the unborn, the nonliving, the anti-abortionists obliterate the rights of the living.     

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The argument from intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.     

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It ballet is a perfect medium for the expression of spiritual love.     

Ayn Rand