Thought Wire

AYN RAND

Ayn Rand, circa 1953

“THE QUESTION ISN’T WHO IS GOING TO LET ME; IT’S WHO IS GOING TO STOP ME.”

“LEARN TO VALUE YOURSELF, WHICH MEANS:FIGHT FOR YOUR HAPPINESS.”

“I COULD DIE FOR YOU.  BUT I COULDN’T, AND WOULDN’T, LIVE FOR YOU.”

“FREEDOM (n):TO ASK NOTHING.  TO EXPECT NOTHING.  TO DEPEND ON NOTHING.”

“A CREATIVE MAN IS MOTIVATED BY THE DESIRE TO ACHIEVE, NOT BY THE DESIRE TO BEAT OTHERS.”

“THE SMALLEST MINORITY EARTH IS THE INDIVIDUAL.  THOSE WHO DENY INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS CANNOT CLAIM TO BE A DEFENDER OF MINORITIES.”

“IF YOU DON’T KNOW, THE THING TO DO IS NOT GET SCARED, BUT TO LEARN.”

“THE MAN WHO DOES NOT VALUE HIMSELF, CANNOT VALUE ANYTHING OR ANYONE.”

“THE TRUTH IS NOT FOR ALL MEN BUT ONLY FOR THOSE WHO SEEK IT.”

“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.”