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==Citations==
 
==Citations==
* "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, *not* by the desire to beat others."
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* A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, *not* by the desire to beat others.
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* All philosophical con games count on your using words as vague approximations.
 
* All philosophical con games count on your using words as vague approximations.
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* Any alleged "right" of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right.
 
* Any alleged "right" of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right.
* "Any attempt to act for the 'good of others' is a piece of vicious impertinence."
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* "A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite."
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* Any attempt to act for the 'good of others' is a piece of vicious impertinence.
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* A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite.
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* A refusal to vote represents a definite expression of political opinion, a rejection of the candidates & the programs offered.
 
* A refusal to vote represents a definite expression of political opinion, a rejection of the candidates & the programs offered.
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* Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
 
* Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
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* Credit is not...a magic piece of paper that reverses cause and effect, and transforms consumption into a source of production.
 
* Credit is not...a magic piece of paper that reverses cause and effect, and transforms consumption into a source of production.
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* Dependence breeds hatred. only free men can afford to be benevolent. only free men can love and respect one another.
 
* Dependence breeds hatred. only free men can afford to be benevolent. only free men can love and respect one another.
* "Ideas are the meaning of life, the only things that make a human life, as distinguished from an animal one."
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* Freedom, in a political context ... means freedom from the coercive power of the state---and nothing else.
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* Government was set to protect man from criminals, and the constitution was written to protect man from the government.
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* Ideas are the meaning of life, the only things that make a human life, as distinguished from an animal one.
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* if men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose
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* If one's actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others, only their rational perception.
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* In a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation, and only against those who initiate its use.
 
* In a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation, and only against those who initiate its use.
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* In any hour and issue of his life, man is free to think or to evade that effort.
 
* In any hour and issue of his life, man is free to think or to evade that effort.
* "In order to fight any issue, it is necessary to fight *for* something, not merely *against* something."
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* In order to fight any issue, it is necessary to fight *for* something, not merely *against* something.
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* Inflation is a man-made scourge, made possible by the fact that most men do not understand it.
 
* Inflation is a man-made scourge, made possible by the fact that most men do not understand it.
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* Instead of prosperity, socialism has brought economic paralysis and/or collapse to every country that tried it.
 
* Instead of prosperity, socialism has brought economic paralysis and/or collapse to every country that tried it.
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* In the realm of cognition, the special sciences are the trees, but philosophy is the soil which makes the forest possible.
 
* In the realm of cognition, the special sciences are the trees, but philosophy is the soil which makes the forest possible.
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* I do not surrender my reason or deal with men who surrender theirs
 
* I do not surrender my reason or deal with men who surrender theirs
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* I shall choose friends among men, but neither slaves nor masters.
 
* I shall choose friends among men, but neither slaves nor masters.
* "Joy is not the absence of pain."
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* "Man cannot survive except by gaining knowledge, and reason is his only means to gain it."
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* Joy is not the absence of pain.
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* Life is a value to be bought and ... thinking is the only coin noble enough to buy it.
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* Man cannot survive except by gaining knowledge, and reason is his only means to gain it.
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* Man is not a lone wolf and he is not a social animal. he is a contractual animal.
 
* Man is not a lone wolf and he is not a social animal. he is a contractual animal.
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* Men prosper or fail, survive or perish in proportion to the degree of their rationality.
 
* Men prosper or fail, survive or perish in proportion to the degree of their rationality.
* "Once men have accepted the idea of self-sacrifice as the good, they have accepted the idea of sacrificing others, too."
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* No mater how vast your knowledge or how modest, it is your own mind that has to acquire it.
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* Of any achievements open to you, the one that makes all others possible is the creation of your own character.
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* Once men have accepted the idea of self-sacrifice as the good, they have accepted the idea of sacrificing others, too.
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* One cannot force men -- or nations -- to live as human beings if they prefer to be swine in a collectivist pig pen.
 
* One cannot force men -- or nations -- to live as human beings if they prefer to be swine in a collectivist pig pen.
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* One of the most dangerous things a man can do is to surrender his moral autonomy to others.
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* One should never attempt to deprive a man of the consequences of his actions, good or evil
 
* One should never attempt to deprive a man of the consequences of his actions, good or evil
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* Paper [money] is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims.
 
* Paper [money] is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims.
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* Paper [money] is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it.
 
* Paper [money] is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it.
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* Philosophy is the soil which makes the forest possible
 
* Philosophy is the soil which makes the forest possible
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* The businessman's tool is *values*; the bureaucrat's tool is *fear*.
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* The creator's concern is the conquest of nature. the parasite's concern is the conquest of men.
 
* The creator's concern is the conquest of nature. the parasite's concern is the conquest of men.
* "The creator originates. the parasite borrows. the creator faces nature alone. the parasite faces nature through an intermediary."
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* "The degree of a country's freedom is the degree of its prosperity."
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* The creator originates. the parasite borrows. the creator faces nature alone. the parasite faces nature through an intermediary.
* "The free-enterpriser works for what he gets. the modern american collectivist grabs what he can get away with."
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* The degree of a country's freedom is the degree of its prosperity.
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* The free-enterpriser works for what he gets. the modern american collectivist grabs what he can get away with.
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* 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.
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* The human characteristic required by statism is docility, which is the product of hopelessness and intellectual stagnation
 
* The human characteristic required by statism is docility, which is the product of hopelessness and intellectual stagnation
* "The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave"
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* The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave
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* The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed.
 
* The moral is the chosen, not the forced; the understood, not the obeyed.
* "The original talent is the rarest thing in the world."
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* "The power of production is not the same thing as the power of coercion by physical force." - a rand #quote
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* The only cardinal evil on earth is that of placing your prime concern within other men.
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* The original talent is the rarest thing in the world.
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* The power of production is not the same thing as the power of coercion by physical force.
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* The power that determines the establishment, the changes, the evolution, and the destruction of social systems is philosophy
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* The precondition of a civilized society is the barring of physical force from social relationships
 
* The precondition of a civilized society is the barring of physical force from social relationships
* "The protection of individual rights is the only proper purpose of a government"
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* [T]he vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another.
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* The protection of individual rights is the only proper purpose of a government
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* The smallest minority on earth is the individual.
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* The vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another.
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* There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think
 
* There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think
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* There are two potential violators of man's rights: the criminals and the government.
 
* There are two potential violators of man's rights: the criminals and the government.
* "[T]here comes a point, in the defeat of any man of virtue, when his own consent is needed for evil to win."
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* "There is only one standard of justice in the field of economics: the verdict of a free market."
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* There comes a point, in the defeat of any man of virtue, when his own consent is needed for evil to win.
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* There is only one standard of justice in the field of economics: the verdict of a free market.
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* There's only one form of human depravity, the man without a purpose.
 
* There's only one form of human depravity, the man without a purpose.
* "To love the ideal and also those who betray it, is only to betray the ideal."
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* "Tribalism is a product of fear, and fear is the dominant emotion of any person, culture or society that rejects...reason."
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* To love the ideal and also those who betray it, is only to betray the ideal.
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* Tribalism is a product of fear, and fear is the dominant emotion of any person, culture or society that rejects...reason.
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* We must learn to reject the conception that the common good is served by the abolition of individual rights.
 
* We must learn to reject the conception that the common good is served by the abolition of individual rights.
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* What greater wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing?
 
* What greater wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing?
* "What you owe yourself is to work for your living; what you owe your neighbor is not to interfere with his work."
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* "When men fight a war for freedom, they are fighting for their lives."
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* What you owe yourself is to work for your living; what you owe your neighbor is not to interfere with his work.
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* When men fight a war for freedom, they are fighting for their lives.
 +
 
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* When men live by trade, it is the best product that wins, the best performance, the man of best judgment and highest ability.
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* When personal judgment is inoperative or forbidden, men's first concern is not how to choose, but how to justify their choice.
 
* When personal judgment is inoperative or forbidden, men's first concern is not how to choose, but how to justify their choice.
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* When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good.
 
* When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good.
* Whoever claims the "right" to "redistribute" the wealth produced by others is claiming the "right" to treat human beings as chattel.
 
* "You cannot convert others to your ideas, if you have no consistent, logical arguments and proofs to offer."
 
  
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* Whoever claims the "right" to "redistribute" the wealth produced by others is claiming the "right" to treat human beings as
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chattel.
  
uplib one of the most dangerous things a man can do is to surrender his moral autonomy to others. - a. rand #quote 7
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* You cannot convert others to your ideas, if you have no consistent, logical arguments and proofs to offer.
  
uplib [l]ife is a value to be bought and...thinking is the only coin noble enough to buy it. a. rand #quote 22
 
uplib the only cardinal evil on earth is that of placing your prime concern within other men. - a. rand #quote 21
 
uplib the hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see. - a. rand #quote 11
 
  
uplib "once men have accepted the idea of self-sacrifice as the good, they have accepted the idea of sacrificing others, too." a. rand #quote
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uplib [o]f any achievements open to you, the one that makes all others possible is the creation of your own character. ~a. rand #quote
 
 
uplib quand pour produire, il faut obtenir la permission de gens qui ne produisent rien ... - a. rand #quote
 
uplib quand pour produire, il faut obtenir la permission de gens qui ne produisent rien ... - a. rand #quote
uplib what you owe yourself is to work for your living; what you owe your neighbor is not to interfere with his work. ~a. rand #quote
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uplib when personal judgment is inoperative or forbidden, men's 1st concern is not how to choose, but how to justify their choice - a rand #quote 22
 
uplib there are two potential violators of man's rights: the criminals and the government. - a. rand #quote 10
 
uplib the power that determines the establishment, the changes, the evolution, and the destruction of social systems is philosophy - a rand #quote 22
 
uplib the human characteristic required by statism is docility, which is the product of hopelessness and intellectual stagnation. ~ a. rand #quote 23
 
uplib "ideas are the meaning of life, the only things that make a human life, as distinguished from an animal one." ~ a. rand #quote #ownideas
 
uplib the businessman's tool is *values*; the bureaucrat's tool is *fear*. - a. rand #quote 16
 
uplib the smallest minority on earth is the individual. a. rand #quote 16
 
uplib no mater how vast your knowledge or how modest, it is your own mind that has to acquire it. - a. rand #quote 23
 
uplib 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 #quote 23
 
uplib in a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation, and only against those who initiate its use. a. rand #quote
 
uplib "[t]here comes a point, in the defeat of any man of virtue, when his own consent is needed for evil to win." a rand #quote 21
 
uplib "the free-enterpriser works for what he gets. the modern american collectivist grabs what he can get away with." a rand #quote 12
 
uplib "tribalism is a product of fear, and fear is the dominant emotion of any person, culture or society that rejects...reason." a rand #quote 19
 
uplib "there is only one standard of justice in the field of economics: the verdict of a free market." a. rand #quote 22
 
uplib "man cannot survive except by gaining knowledge, and reason is his only means to gain it." a rand #quote 23
 
uplib *freedom*, in a political context...means freedom from the coercive power of the state---and nothing else. a. rand #quote 20
 
uplib if one's actions are honest, one does not need the predated confidence of others, only their rational perception. a. rand #quote 10
 
uplib *freedom*, in a political context...means freedom from the coercive power of the state---and nothing else. a. rand #quote 10
 
uplib "a creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, *not* by the desire to beat others." a. rand #quote 11
 
uplib "the degree of a country's freedom is the degree of its prosperity."- ayn rand #quote 22
 
henryjennings the united states is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.-frank zappa #tcot #quote
 
henryjennings govt was set to protect man from criminals-and the constitution was written to protect man from the government.-ayn rand #tcot #quote
 
quotesboat if men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose ~ ayn rand, capitalism, the unknown ideal p. 42 18
 
quotespedia the united states is a nation of laws badly written and randomly enforced ~ frank zappa
 
the united states is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.-frank zappa #tcot #p2 #quote
 
 
 
  
  

Version du 2 mai 2013 à 08:42

Citations

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

chattel.

  • You cannot convert others to your ideas, if you have no consistent, logical arguments and proofs to offer.



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