AUTHOR | AYN RAND



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Ayn Rand | Writer



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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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Aristotle may be regarded as the cultural barometer ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I recognize no obligations toward men except one: to...

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

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

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

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

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Man’s mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is gi...

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The source of man's rights is not divine law or a co...

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Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; t...

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

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

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I think, therefore I'll think.

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

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

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