"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Ayn Rand on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Ayn Rand on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Ayn Rand on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Ayn Rand on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Ayn Rand on Thomas Jefferson
"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."