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I love you so much that nothing can matter to me - not even you...Only my love- not your answer. Not even your indifference
To say 'I love you' one must first be able to say the 'I.'
When men reject reason, they have no means left for dealing with one another — except brute, physical force.
Serenity comes from the ability to say “Yes” to existence. Courage comes from the ability to say “No” to the wrong choices made by others.
...there was no guilt in his face, no doubt, nothing but the calm of an inviolate self-confidence.
To the extent to which a man is rational, life is the premise directing his actions. To the extent to which he is irrational, the premise directing his actions is death.
No speech is ever considered, but only the speaker. It's so much easier to pass judgement on a man than on an idea.
At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!
Charity must be voluntary.
It was the smile of a man who is able to see, to know and to create the glory of existence. It was the mocking, challenging smile of a brilliant intelligence.
And, after all, you’ve got to live.”“Not that way, ” said Roark.
A quest for self-respect is proof of its lack
This, in every hour and every issue, is your basic moral choice: thinking or non-thinking, existence or non-existence, A or non-A, entity or zero.
I’ll listen if you want me to... But I think I should tell you now that nothing you can say will make any difference. If you don’t mind that, I don’t mind listening.
We knew not where we were going. We only knew that we must run, run to the end of the world, run to the end of our days.
Most people feel that they rise in their own eyes, if others want them.”“I feel that others live up to me, if they want me...
Logic rests on the axiom that existence exists. Logic is the art of non-contradictory identification.
Throughout his life, whenever he became convinced that a course of action was right, the desire to follow it had come automatically.
Existence is Identity, Consciousness is Identification.
Everything that isn't permitted by The Law is forbidden.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence.
She had been proved right so eloquently, she had thought, that comments were unnecessary.
To exist is to be something, as distinguished from the nothing of non-existence, it is to be an entity of a specific nature made of specific attributes.
By the grace of reality and the nature of life, man—every man—is an end in himself, he exists for his own sake, and the achievement of his own happiness is his highest moral purpose.
The anti-mind is the anti-life.
To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder?
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer—and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
He did not know that he was expected to attempt to buy his way into society and that they anticipated the pleasure of rejecting him. He had no time to notice their disappointment.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
...there can be no justification for a society in which a man is expected to manufacture the weapons for his own murderers.
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.
Reason is your means of survival — so that for you, who are a human being, the question ‘to be or not to be’ is the question 'to think or not to think..'.
God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
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.
Man is an end in himself.
Why yes, I can, ' said Midas Mulligan, when he was asked whether he could name a person more evil than the man with a heart closed to pity. 'The man who uses another's pity for him as a weapon.
The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
When you are asked to love everybody indiscriminately, that is to love people without any standard, to love them regardless of whether they have any value or virtue, you are asked to love nobody.
Dont switch the blame to her, that's the oldest trick of all cowards
There is fear hanging in the air of the sleeping halls, and the air of the streets. Fear walks through the city, fear without name, without shape. All men feel it and none dare speak.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
A moment or an eternity—did it matter? Life, undefeated, existed and could exist.
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
The ' pleasure' of being drunk is obviously the pleasure of escaping from the responsibility of Consciousness.
Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?
The source of work? Man’s mind...man’s reasoning mind.
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.