Beautiful Life Quotes by Ayn Rand

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

We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.

Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.

Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.

If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.

Every man is free to rise as far as he’s able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which he’ll rise.

Do not let your fire go out. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in the lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your riad and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.

People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk.

Ayn Rand born as Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum   on February 2 1905 and died on March 6 1982, was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935 and 1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, Rand published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own periodicals and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982.

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