• Ayn Rand Quotes: 17 Best Quotes By Best-Selling Author Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes: 17 Best Quotes By Best-Selling Author Ayn Rand

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Ayn Rand Quotes: Ayn Rand (born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, Russian; February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

Here are 17 best quotes by best-selling author Ayn Rand. Let's enjoy!

Ayn Rand Quotes

Ayn Rand Quotes

1. "Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours."

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


2. "I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you."

― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


3. "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."

― Ayn Rand


4. "Why is it immoral for you to desire, but moral for others to do so? Why is it immoral to produce a value and keep it, but moral to give it away? And if it is not moral for you to keep a value, why is it moral for others to accept it? If you are selfless and virtuous when you give it, are they not selfish and vicious when they take it?"

― Ayn Rand


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

― Ayn Rand


6. "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?”"

― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead


7. Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.”

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


8. 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, Atlas Shrugged


9. "The only proper purpose of a government is to protect man's rights, which means: to protect him from physical violence" 

― Ayn Rand


10. "But I still wonder how it was possible, in those graceless years of transition, long ago, that men did not see whither they were going, and went on, in blindness and cowardice, to their fate. I wonder, for it is hard for me to conceive how men who knew the word 'I' could give it up and not know what they had lost."

― Ayn Rand


11. "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

― Ayn Rand


12. 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. 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


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

– Ayn Rand



14. "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


15. It is not advisable to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener.” 

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


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

― Ayn Rand, Anthem, 1946


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

― Ayn Rand


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