achievement

A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, chaos, choice, existence, necessity, power, and world

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice. If he abdicates his power, he abdicates the status of man, and the grinding chaos of the irrational is what he achieves as his sphere of existence - by his own choice.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, knowledge, power, pride, rest, value, and vision

My pride and my power of vision were all that I owned when I started - and whatever I achieved, was achieved by means of them. Both are greater now. Now I have the knowledge of the superlative value I had missed: of my right to be proud of my vision. The rest is mine to reach.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 793)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, destruction, happiness, and power

No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, certainty, choice, competence, existence, happiness, honesty, independence, integrity, justice, knowledge, life, mind, morality, pride, purpose, reason, rest, self-esteem, and worth

My morality, the morality of reason, is contained in a single axiom: existence exists - and in a single choice: to live. The rest proceeds from these. To live, man must hold three things as the supreme and ruling values of his life: Reason - Purpose - Self-esteem. Reason, as his only tool of knowledge - Purpose, as his choice of the happiness which that tool must proceed to achieve - Self-esteem, as his inviolate certainty that his mind is competent to think and his person is worth of happiness, which means: is worthy of living. These three values imply and require all of man's virtues, and all his virtues pertain to the relation of existence and consciousness: rationality, independence, integrity, honesty, justice, productiveness, pride.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 936)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, death, fraud, frustration, happiness, justice, life, morality, nature, purpose, suffering, and survival

But neither life nor happiness can be achieved by the pursuit of irrational whims. Just as man is free to attempt to survive in any random manner, but will perish unless he lives as his nature requires, so he is free to seek his happiness in any mindless fraud, but the torture of frustration is all he will find, unless he seeks the happiness proper to man. The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 932)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on ability, achievement, corruption, evil, existence, fraud, hatred, hope, joy, life, men, money, respect, self-respect, shame, stupidity, survival, vices, work, and worth

Money is your means of survival. The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men's vices or men's stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers your scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment's or a penny's worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. Then you'll scream that money is evil. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? Evil, because it would not let you enjoy your depravity? Is this the root of your hatred of money?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 384)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acceptance, achievement, conflict, desires, effort, goals, happiness, interest, justice, life, lust, men, pleasure, sacrifice, and support

Just as I support my life, neither by robbery nor alms, but by my own effort, so I do not seek to derive my happiness from the injury or the favour others of , but earn it by my own achievement. Just as I do not consider the pleasure of others as the goal of my life, so I do not consider my pleasure as the goal of the lives of others. Just as there are no contradictions in my values and no conflicts among my desires - so there are no victims and no conflicts of interest among rational men, men who do not desire the unearned and do not view one another with a cannibal's lust, men who neither make sacrifice nor accept them.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, character, emotion, joy, love, and reward

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 (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, competition, creativity, desires, goals, motivation, and work

Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: "The Moratorium on Brains"

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, ambition, experience, life, needs, rest, struggle, time, and universe

Since a rational man's ambition is unlimited, since his pursuit and achievement of values is a lifelong process - and the higher the values, the harder the struggle - he needs a moment, an hour or some period of time in which he can experience the sense of his completed task, the sense of living in a universe where his values have been successfully achieved. It is like a moment of rest, a moment to gain fuel to move farther.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Anthem)

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