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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Ayn Rand

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is Ayn Rand! Seriously under-read these days, this woman was WAY ahead of her time and really knows her stuff. Today's T4T is dedicated to her quotes!

People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I've learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one's reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one's master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person's view requires to be faked...The man who lies to the world, is the world's slave from then on...There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.--Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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.--Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn."--Atlas Shrugged

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.

The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose.

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

Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
These are only a few of Ayn Rand's wonderful quotes! Check out my other blog, Musings on Fantasia, for more!

Which is your favorite Ayn Rand quote? Which speaks to you? Do you have one to add?


  1. That which is outside the possibility of choice is also outside the province of morality.

    1. Good one! I really like that one, too. Thanks so much for stopping by! :D