Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand Quotes and Sayings

Ayn Rand US (Russian-born) novelist (1905 - 1982)

It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener. ~Ayn Rand

Guilt is a rope that wears thin. ~Ayn Rand

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

The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence. ~Ayn Rand

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. ~Ayn Rand

The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it. ~Ayn Rand

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. ~Ayn Rand