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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)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ayn Rand on evil, life, and 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.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ayn Rand on creation, effort, evil, facts, force, gold, honor, love, men, money, nature, needs, power, principles, survival, tears, trade, value, wishes, and world

So you think that money is the root of all evil? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil? . . . Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor. . . . Or did you say it's the love of money that's the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know and love it's nature. To love money is to know and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Francisco d’Anconia, in Atlas Shrugged, 1957

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ayn Rand on creation, effort, evil, facts, good, hatred, love, lovers, men, money, nature, power, reason, soul, trade, and work

Or did you say it's the love of money that's the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know its nature. To love money is to known and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men. It's the person who would sell his soul for a nickel, who is loudest in proclaiming his hatred of money - and he has good reason to hate it. The lovers of money are willing to work for it. They know they are able to deserve it.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 384)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ayn Rand on decisions, evil, good, and mind

Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and it's up to him and only him (through his reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: 1946 Personal notes on The Strike [later Atlas Shrugged]

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on chance, earth, evil, good, nature, necessity, understanding, and value

What I want you to understand, is the full evil of those who claim to have become convinced that this earth, by its nature, is a realm of malevolence where the good has no chance to win. Let them check their premises. Let them check their standards of value. Let them check - before they grant themselves the unspeakable license of evil-as-necessity - whether they know what is the good and what are the conditions it requires.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 729)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ayn Rand on ability, acceptance, apologies, effort, evil, existence, facts, guilt, honesty, life, men, money, order, people, questions, success, support, value, wishes, work, and worth

I am rich and proud of every penny I own. I made my money by my own effort, in free exchange and through the voluntary consent of every man I dealt with - the voluntary consent of those who employed me when I started, the voluntary consent of those who work for me now, the voluntary consent of those who buy my product. I shall answer all the questions you are afraid to ask me openly. Do I wish to pay my workers more than their services are worth to me? I do not. Do I wish to sell my product for less than my customers are willing to pay me? I do not. Do I wish to sell it at a loss or give it away? I do not. If this is evil, do whatever you please about me, according to whatever standards you hold. These are mine. I am earning my own living, as every honest man must. I refuse to accept as guilt the fact of my own existence and the fact that I must work in order to support it. I refuse to accept as guilt the fact that I am able to do it and do it well. I refuse to accept as guilt the fact that I am able to do it better than most people - the fact that my work is of greater value than the work of my neighbours and that more men are willing to pay me. I refuse to apologize for my ability - I refuse to apologize for my success - I refuse to apologize for my money.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 446-7)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Austin O'Malley on acceptance, evil, facts, good, and world

The hardest fact in the world to accept is the inevitable mixture of evil with good in all things.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Aurelia Mace on darkness, evil, good, and soul

Good and evil are typified by light and darkness; therefore, if we bring light into a dark room, the darkness disappears, and inasmuch as a soul is filled with good, evil disappears.

Aurelia Mace

Source: Shaker eldress

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A Quote by Augustus William Hare on confidence, evil, neighbors, and purity

Never put much confidence in such as put no confidence in others. A man prone to suspect evil is mostly looking in his neighbor for what he sees in himself. As to the pure all things are pure, even so to the impure all things are impure.

Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)

Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.

Contributed by: Zaady

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