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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What in hell are you really made of, Howard? After a...

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

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

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

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

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To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world....

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Hence the sterile, uninspiring futility of a great m...

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People think that a liar gains a victory over his vi...

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Definitions are the guardians of rationality, the fi...

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Logic rests on the axiom that existence exists. Logi...

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

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

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In art, and in literature, the end and the means, or...

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Reason is your means of survival – so that for you, ...

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Every form of happiness if one, every desire is driv...

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My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the ...

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

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It’s not that I don’t suffer, it’s that I know the u...

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Aristotle may be regarded as the cultural barometer ...

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These are the things before me. And as I stand here ...

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