Ayn Rand

Quotes
If devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking...the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual)
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
The most depraved type of being is that without purpose.
What do you know and how do you know it?