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16 inspiring quotes by best-selling author Ayn Rand on her birth anniversary

Ayn Rand who shot to fame with her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged advocated Objectivism.

Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand who shot to fame with her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged was born on February 2, 1905. Rand advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge and rejected faith and religion. She supported rational and ethical egoism, and rejected altruism. Her movement was called Objectivism and she went on to publish magazine and essay collections on the same. Her works are still popular and relevant. Here’re 16 of her best quotes:

“I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.”
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.”
-Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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

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The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”
-Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”
-Ayn Rand

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

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

“Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.”
-Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

To say ‘I love you’ one must first be able to say the ‘I.’
-Ayn Rand

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So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
-Ayn Rand

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
-Ayn Rand

If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
-Ayn Rand

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

“My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.”
– Ayn Rand, Anthem

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

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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

(Compiled and designed by Parmita Uniyal)