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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)

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A Quote by Augustus William Hare on country, questions, and wishes

The question is not whether a doctrine is beautiful but whether it is true. When we wish to go to a place, we do not ask whether the road leads through a pretty country, but whether it is the right road.

Augustus Hare (1792 - 1834)

Source: Guesses At Truth, 1827.

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on questions

The badge of intellect is a question mark.

Arnold H. Glasow

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A Quote by Aristotle on questions

To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Mathematical Intelligencer v. 6, no. 3, 1984.

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A Quote by Anthony Jay on creativity, mind, and questions

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a creative mind to spot the wrong questions.

Anthony Jay

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A Quote by Anouk Aimee on certainty, identity, life, losing, love, questions, risk, and women

For a certain type of woman who risks losing her identity in a man, there are all those questions . . . until you get to the point and know that you really are living a love story.

Anouk Aimee (1932 -)

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A Quote by Annie Dillard on questions

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. . . . The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on beginning, curiosity, justice, knowledge, life, preparation, questions, theory, time, and trying

There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: "Where was I before I was born." In the beginning was . . . what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on instinct, labor, providence, questions, and solution

APPETITE, n. An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on questions

The "silly question" is the first intimation of some totally new development.

Alfred Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

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