This selfish ayn rand business philosophy is ruining the us economy

Ayn Rand

February 2, 1905 - March 6, 1982 ·


That's not the point. The point is, who will stop me?

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

Your Greeks took marble and they made copies of their wooden structures out of it, because others had done it that way. Then your masters of the Renaissance came along and made copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood. Now here we are, making copies in steel and concrete of copies in plaster of copies in marble of copies in wood. Why?

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

I don't intend to build in order to have clients; I intend to have clients in order to build.

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

If you want my advice, Peter, you've made a mistake already. By asking me. By asking anyone. Never ask people. Not about your work. Don't you know what you want? How can you stand it, not to know?

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

A house can have integrity, just like a person; and just as seldom.

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

I don't work with collectives. I don't consult, I don't co-operate, I don't collaborate.

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

The creator's concern is the conquest of nature. The parasite's concern is the conquest of men.

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive.

- Ayn Rand (1943) ·

I shall choose friends among men, but neither slaves nor masters. And I shall choose only such as please me, and them I shall love and respect, but neither command nor obey. And we shall join our hands when we wish, or walk alone when we so desire.

- Ayn Rand (1937) ·

Remember also that the smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

- Ayn Rand (1966) ·

Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes.

- Ayn Rand (1966) ·