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* Philosophy is the soil which makes the forest possible - A Rand
* Philosophy is the soil which makes the forest possible - A Rand
* The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear. - A Rand
* The businessman's tool is values; the [[bureaucratie|bureaucrat's]] tool is fear. - A Rand
* The creator's concern is the conquest of nature. the parasite's concern is the conquest of men. - A Rand
* The creator's concern is the conquest of nature. the parasite's concern is the conquest of men. - A Rand

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  • "La différence entre un Etat-providence et un Etat totalitaire est une question de temps" - Ayn Rand
  • « La seule fonction morale de l'état est de protéger les droits individuels» - Ayn Rand
  • Le racisme est la forme la plus abjecte et la plus brutalement primitive du collectivisme. - Ayn Rand, La vertu d'égoïsme
  • "Les idées nauséabondes ne sont dangereuses qu'en l'absence d'hommes pour en défendre de meilleures." - Ayn Rand
  • "Ne laisse pas périr ce héros qui habite ton âme dans les regrets frustrés d’une vie que tu aurais méritée, mais que tu n’as jamais pu atteindre." - Ayn Rand


  • A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, *not* by the desire to beat others. - A Rand
  • All philosophical con games count on your using words as vague approximations. - A Rand
  • An attempt to achieve the good by force is like an attempt to provide a man with a picture gallery at the price of cutting out his eyes. - Ayn Rand
  • All the reasons which make the initiation of physical force an evil, make the retaliatory use of physical force a moral imperative - A Rand
  • Any alleged "right" of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right. - A Rand
  • Any attempt to act for the 'good of others' is a piece of vicious impertinence. - A Rand
  • A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite. - A Rand
  • A refusal to vote represents a definite expression of political opinion, a rejection of the candidates & the programs offered. - A Rand
  • Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. - A Rand
  • Credit is not ... a magic piece of paper that reverses cause and effect, and transforms consumption into a source of production. - A Rand
  • Dependence breeds hatred. only free men can afford to be benevolent. only free men can love and respect one another. - Ayn Rand
  • Freedom, in a political context ... means freedom from the coercive power of the state---and nothing else. - Ayn Rand
  • Government was set to protect man from criminals, and the constitution was written to protect man from the government. - A Rand
  • Ideas are the meaning of life, the only things that make a human life, as distinguished from an animal one. - A Rand
  • if men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose - A Rand
  • If one's actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others, only their rational perception. - A Rand
  • In a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation, and only against those who initiate its use. - Ayn Rand
  • In any hour and issue of his life, man is free to think or to evade that effort. - Ayn Rand
  • In order to fight any issue, it is necessary to fight for something, not merely against something. - A Rand
  • Inflation is a man-made scourge, made possible by the fact that most men do not understand it. - A Rand
  • Instead of prosperity, socialism has brought economic paralysis and/or collapse to every country that tried it. - Ayn Rand
  • In the realm of cognition, the special sciences are the trees, but philosophy is the soil which makes the forest possible. - A Rand
  • I do not surrender my reason or deal with men who surrender theirs - A Rand
  • I shall choose friends among men, but neither slaves nor masters. - A Rand
  • Joy is not the absence of pain. - A Rand
  • Life is a value to be bought and ... thinking is the only coin noble enough to buy it. - Ayn Rand
  • Man cannot survive except by gaining knowledge, and reason is his only means to gain it. - A Rand
  • Man is not a lone wolf and he is not a social animal. he is a contractual animal. - Ayn Rand
  • Men prosper or fail, survive or perish in proportion to the degree of their rationality. - A Rand
  • No mater how vast your knowledge or how modest, it is your own mind that has to acquire it. - Ayn Rand
  • Of any achievements open to you, the one that makes all others possible is the creation of your own character. - A Rand
  • Once men have accepted the idea of self-sacrifice as the good, they have accepted the idea of sacrificing others, too. - A Rand
  • One cannot force men -- or nations -- to live as human beings if they prefer to be swine in a collectivist pig pen. - A Rand
  • One of the most dangerous things a man can do is to surrender his moral autonomy to others. - A Rand
  • One should never attempt to deprive a man of the consequences of his actions, good or evil - A Rand
  • Paper [money] is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. - A Rand
  • Paper [money] is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. - A Rand
  • Philosophy is the soil which makes the forest possible - A Rand
  • The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear. - A Rand
  • The creator's concern is the conquest of nature. the parasite's concern is the conquest of men. - A Rand
  • The creator originates. the parasite borrows. the creator faces nature alone. the parasite faces nature through an intermediary. - A Rand
  • The degree of a country's freedom is the degree of its prosperity. - Ayn Rand
  • The free-enterpriser works for what he gets. The modern american collectivist grabs what he can get away with. - A Rand
  • The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see. (Voir Déni) - Ayn Rand
  • The human characteristic required by statism is docility, which is the product of hopelessness and intellectual stagnation - A Rand
  • The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone - Ayn Rand
  • The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave - A Rand
  • The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed. - Ayn Rand
  • The only cardinal evil on earth is that of placing your prime concern within other men. - A Rand
  • The original talent is the rarest thing in the world. - A Rand
  • The power of production is not the same thing as the power of coercion by physical force. - Ayn Rand
  • The power that determines the establishment, the changes, the evolution, and the destruction of social systems is philosophy - A Rand
  • The precondition of a civilized society is the barring of physical force from social relationships - Ayn Rand
  • The protection of individual rights is the only proper purpose of a government - A Rand
  • The smallest minority on earth is the individual. - A Rand
  • The vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another. - Ayn Rand
  • There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think - A Rand
  • There are two potential violators of man's rights: the criminals and the government. - A Rand
  • There comes a point, in the defeat of any man of virtue, when his own consent is needed for evil to win. - A Rand
  • There is only one standard of justice in the field of economics: the verdict of a free market. - A Rand
  • There's only one form of human depravity, the man without a purpose. - A Rand
  • Thinking men cannot be ruled. - Ayn Rand
  • To love the ideal and also those who betray it, is only to betray the ideal. - A Rand
  • Tribalism is a product of fear, and fear is the dominant emotion of any person, culture or society that rejects reason. - A Rand
  • We must learn to reject the conception that the common good is served by the abolition of individual rights. - A Rand
  • What greater wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing ? - A Rand
  • What you owe yourself is to work for your living; what you owe your neighbor is not to interfere with his work. - A Rand
  • When men fight a war for freedom, they are fighting for their lives. - Ayn Rand
  • When men live by trade, it is the best product that wins, the best performance, the man of best judgment and highest ability. - A Rand
  • When personal judgment is inoperative or forbidden, men's first concern is not how to choose, but how to justify their choice. - A Rand
  • When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. - A Rand
  • “[W]hen you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you. . . you may know that your society is doomed.” - Ayn Rand
  • Whoever claims the "right" to "redistribute" the wealth produced by others is claiming the "right" to treat human beings as chattel. - A Rand
  • You cannot convert others to your ideas, if you have no consistent, logical arguments and proofs to offer. - A Rand

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