"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Ayn Rand on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Ayn Rand on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Ayn Rand on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Ayn Rand on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Ayn Rand on Mahatma Gandhi
"Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone."
"I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build."
"A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom."
"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity."
"Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off."