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 think that when in doubt about the truth of an iss...

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

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

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If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get sca...

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Man has been called a rational being, but rationalit...

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I do not think that tragedy is our natural fate and ...

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Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and ...

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

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Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, m...

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Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, ...

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Anyone who fights for the future, lives in it today.

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Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To ...

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A being of volitional consciousness has no automatic...

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

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The man who is convinced of his own worthlessness wi...

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The anti-mind is the anti-life.

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Keating stood still, because he understood for the f...

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Tell me what a man finds sexually attractive and I w...

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Life is a process of self-sustaining and self-genera...

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The statue was of a young man with a tall, gaunt bod...

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