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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 blindness, delusion, dependence, duty, enemies, existence, facts, fame, fraud, honesty, intelligence, love, mind, practice, reality, sacrifice, selfishness, slavery, stupidity, thinking, value, and virtue

Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud - that an attempt to gain a value by deceiving the mind of others is an act of raising your victims to a position higher than reality, where you become a pawn of their blindness, a slave of their non-thinking and their evasions, while their intelligence, their rationality, their perceptiveness become the enemies you have to dread and flee - that you do not care to live as a dependent, least of all a dependent on the stupidity of others, or as a fool whose source of values is the fools he succeeds in fooling - that honesty is not a social duty, not a sacrifice for the sake of others, but the most profoundly selfish virtue man can practice: his refusal to sacrifice the reality of his own existence to the deluded consciousness of others.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 937)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on conflict, heart, mind, and uncertainty

If any part of your uncertainty, is a conflict between your heart and your mind - follow your mind.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 740)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acting, arrogance, character, courage, cruelty, discipline, driving, faults, independence, integrity, judgment, life, energy, men, mind, mistakes, power, pride, purpose, responsibility, selfishness, strength, vision, vulgarity, and

All your life, you have heard yourself denounced; not for your faults, but for your greatest virtues. You have been hated, not for your mistakes, but for your achievements. You have been scorned for all those qualities of character which are your highest pride. You have been called selfish for the courage of acting on your own judgment and bearing sole responsibility for your own life. You have been called arrogant for your independent mind. You have been called cruel for your unyielding integrity. You have been called anti-social for the vision that made you venture upon undiscovered roads. You have been called ruthless for the strength and self-discipline of your drive to your purpose. You have been called greedy for the magnificence of your power to create wealth. You, who've expended an inconceivable flow of energy, have been called a parasite. You, who've created abundance where there had been nothing but wastelands and helpless, starving men before you, have been called a robber. You, who've kept them all alive, have been called an exploiter. You, the purest and most moral man among them, have been sneered at as a 'vulgar materialist.' Have you stopped to ask them: by what right? - by what code? - by what standard?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 422-3)

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A Quote by Augustus De Morgan on facts, growth, logic, mind, progress, science, and writers

I end with a word on the new symbols which I have employed. Most writers on logic strongly object to all symbols. . . I should advise the reader not to make up his mind on this point until he has well weighed two facts which nobody disputes, both separately and in connexion. First, logic is the only science which has made no progress since the revival of letters; secondly, logic is the only science which has produced no growth of symbols.

Augustus De Morgan (1806 - 1871)

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A Quote by Arthur Somers Roche on fear, mind, and worry

Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.

Arthur Somers Roche (1883 - 1935)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on mind and pleasure

The more a man finds his sources of pleasure in himself, the happier he will be. . . . The highest, most varied and lasting pleasures are those of the mind.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on ability, kindness, and mind

Natural abilities can almost compensate for the want of every kind of cultivation, but no cultivation of the mind can make up for the want of natural abilities.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter on children, mind, people, and reason

The two best interview subjects are children under 10 and people over 70 for the same reason: they say the first thing that comes to their mind. The children don't know what they're saying and the old folks don't care.

Art Linkletter (1912 -)

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A Quote by Arnold Schoenberg on art, education, and mind

Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener.

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)

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