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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I started my life with a single absolute: that the w...

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People, he thought, were as hungry for a sight of jo...

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Man is an end in himself.

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

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

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

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

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Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable ...

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

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

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

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Observe the ugly mess which most men make of their s...

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For the coming of that day shall I fight, I and my s...

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