money

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

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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 effort, money, and time

You're not sorry. You could've been here if you made the effort. But when did you ever make an effort for anybody but yourself? You're not interested in any of us or in anything we do. You think if you pay the bills, that's enough, don't you? Money! That's all you know. And all you give us is money. Have you even given us any time?

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas Shrugged 40)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ayn Rand on ability, ambition, effort, honesty, incompetence, intelligence, inventions, laziness, money, strength, weakness, and wealth

But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made - before it can be looted or mooched - made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 383)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ayn Rand on money and wishes

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: 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 competence, ethics, gold, justice, life, money, morality, people, value, and work

. . . there's nothing of any importance in life - except how well you do your work. Nothing. Only that. Whatever else you are, will come from that. It's the only measure of human value. All the codes of ethics they'll try to ram down your throat are just so much paper money put out by swindlers to fleece people of their virtues. The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 98)

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 Arthur Schopenhauer on good, money, needs, and satisfaction

Money alone is absolutely good, because it is not only a concrete satisfaction of one need in particular; it is an abstract satisfaction of all.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Godfrey on justice, money, and taxes

I'm proud to be paying taxes in the U.S. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half the money.

Arthur Godfrey (1903 - 1983)

Contributed by: Zaady

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