AUTHOR | AYN RAND



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Ayn Rand was a Russian-born American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful in America, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead.
In 1957, she published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own magazines and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982. Rand advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge, and rejected faith and religion. She supported rational and ethical egoism, and rejected altruism. In politics, she condemned the initiation of force as immoral, and opposed collectivism and statism as


Born: 1905-02-02

Born in: St. Petersburg, Russia

Died: 1982-03-06







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Man is an end in himself.

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Politically, the goal of today’s dominant trendis st...

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Sweep aside those hatred-eaten mystics, who pose as ...

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Joy is the goal of existence, and joy is not to be s...

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Non-thinking is an act of annihilation, a wish to ne...

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There is a morality of reason, a morality proper to ...

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To the extent to which a man is rational, life is th...

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She survived it. She was able to survive it, because...

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The view that man was ever to be drawn by some visio...

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Since life requires a specific course of action, any...

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The source of work? Man’s mind...man’s reasoning mind.

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I never found beauty in longing for the impossible a...

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Why had we let it go? Why had we both been condemned...

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It does take an exceptional mind and a still more ex...

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Whenever a man denounces the mind, it is because his...

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Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant l...

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The mind is an attribute of the individual. There is...

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I’m not capable of suffering completely. I never hav...

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To exist is to be something, as distinguished from t...

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A process of reason is a process of constant choice ...

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