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Top 47 Ayn Rand Quotes on Love (FREEDOM)

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“I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle.”

Ayn Rand
If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.
The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.

12 Inspirational Ayn Rand Quotes About Life

“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world – to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”

Ayn Rand
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all.
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.
Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.
The world you desire can be won. It exists... it is real... it is possible... it's yours.
The world you desire can be won. It exists… it is real… it is possible… it’s yours.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
He is free to evade reality, he is free to unfocus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see.
He is free to evade reality, he is free to unfocus his mind and stumble blindly down any road he pleases, but not free to avoid the abyss he refuses to see.
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.

“I regret nothing. There have been things I missed, but I ask no questions, because I have loved it, such as it has been, even the moments of emptiness, even the unanswered-and that I loved it, that is the unanswered in my life.”

Ayn Rand

9 Wise Ayn Rand Quotes to Make You Think (WISDOM)

Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.
Devotion to the truth is the hallmark of morality; there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.
The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on.
The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on.
There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.
There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That's what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul - would you understand why that's much harder?
To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does every hour of his life. If I asked you to keep your soul – would you understand why that’s much harder?
Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.
Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.
Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.
Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.

7 Ayn Rand Quotes About Wealth and Money

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.
Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.
Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.
Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.
Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth, the man who would make his fortune no matter where he started.

9 Ayn Rand Quotes About Love and Sexuality

“A man’s sexual choice is the result and the sum of his fundamental convictions… He will always be attracted to the woman who reflects his deepest vision of himself, the woman whose surrender permits him to experience a sense of self-esteem.”

Ayn Rand
To say I love you one must know first how to say the I.
To say “I love you” one must know first how to say the “I”.
Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person they sleep with and I will tell you their valuation of themselves.
Tell me what a person finds sexually attractive and I will tell you their entire philosophy of life. Show me the person they sleep with and I will tell you their valuation of themselves.

“The man who is proudly certain of his own value, will want the highest type of woman he can find, the woman he admires, the strongest, the hardest to conquer – because only the possession of a heroine will give him the sense of an achievement.”

Ayn Rand
To love a woman for her virtues is meaningless. She's earned it, it's a payment, not a gift. But to love her for her vices is a real gift, unearned and undeserved.
To love a woman for her virtues is meaningless. She’s earned it, it’s a payment, not a gift. But to love her for her vices is a real gift, unearned and undeserved.

“To love her for her vices is to defile all virtue for her sake – and that is a real tribute of love, because you sacrifice your conscience, your reason, your integrity and your invaluable self-esteem.”

Ayn Rand
Don't fool yourself, my dear. You're much worse than a bitch. You're a saint. Which shows why saints are dangerous and undesirable.
Don’t fool yourself, my dear. You’re much worse than a bitch. You’re a saint. Which shows why saints are dangerous and undesirable.

Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.”

Ayn Rand
I could die for you. But I couldn't, and wouldn't, live for you.
I could die for you. But I couldn’t, and wouldn’t, live for you.

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