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To quote Ayn Rand

Submitted by Roanman on Sat, 05/02/2009 - 17:11


When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
There can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob.
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority.
If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.
The purpose of the law is not to prevent a future offense, but to punish the one actually committed.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.  When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Unjust laws have to be fought ideologically;  they cannot be fought or corrected by means of mere disobedience and futile martyrdom.
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
The uncontested absurdities of today are the accepted slogans of tomorrow.  They come to be accepted by degrees, by precedent, by implication, by erosion, by default, by dint of constant pressure on one side and constant retreat on the other - until the day when they are suddenly declared to be the country's official ideology.
Truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
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