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!


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.

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in the lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists...it is real...its is possible...it's yours.

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

There are two sides to every issue; one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.

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.

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
You have been the one encounter in my life that can never be repeated.--Ayn Rand, Fountainhead

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?

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