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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

FROM THE VOICE OF AYN RAND

(1) The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

(2) So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?

(3) It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings.

(4) Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.

(5) Evil requires the sanction of the victim.

(6) 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.

(7) God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.

(8) Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.

(9) A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

(10) The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

7 comments:

chiranth said...

Somehow, I disagree with #5 on that list.

SABYASACHI said...

Chiranth....to some extent I too agree with you. It is not always the victim who is responsible for his state of affairs.

HMTG said...

Saabs, still remember reading the "I sear by my life .." was in absolute love with it, when I first read it.

SABYASACHI said...

yes Kumar...I liked it too...a typical Ayn Rand quote...very cold yet very practical

Anonymous said...

w.r.t. #5..What is evil is subjective. The victim defines it by his limited perception and understanding. Thus he does play a role in being the victim.

ankur said...

thanks soo much for sharing this. I love her for what she is worth...and for the fact tht i wud never hv the power to follow her thoughts..!!

life changed after the fountainhead..!

and if u ask me...pt 5 is the one tht i always live by!

SABYASACHI said...

I agree with you Ankoor....very few things can be as passionate as the Fountainhead....btw..whom do u prefer...Dominique or Catherine...