reality

A Quote by Ayn Rand on body, justice, reality, and work

Just as man can't exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one's rights into reality - to think, to work and keep the results - which means: the right of property.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on business, conflict, desires, destruction, interest, lies, men, practicality, reality, sacrifice, trade, understanding, value, and work

Did it ever occur to you, that there is no conflict of interests among men, neither in business nor in trade nor in their most personal desires - if they omit the irrational from their view of the possible and destruction from their view of the practical? There is no conflict, and no call for sacrifice, and no man is a threat to the aims of another - if men understand that reality is an absolute not to be faked, that lies do not work, that the unearned cannot be had, that the undeserved cannot be given, that the destruction of a value which is, will not bring value to that which isn't.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 736)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on clothes, effort, food, life, morality, needs, nobility, reality, thinking, and value

You who prattle that morality is social and that man would need no morality on a desert island - it is on a desert island that he would need it most. Let him try to claim, when there are no victims to pay for it, that a rock is a house, that sand is clothing, that food will drop into his mouth without cause or effort, that he will collect a harvest tomorrow by devouring his stock seed today - and reality will wipe him out, as he deserves; reality will show him that life is a value to be bought and that thinking is the only coin noble enough to buy it.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 936)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on direction, dissent, integrity, judgment, knowledge, mind, modesty, reality, thinking, and truth

No matter how vast your knowledge or how modest, it is your own mind that has to acquire it. It is only with your own knowledge that you can deal. It is only your own knowledge that you can claim to possess or ask others to consider. Your mind is your only judge of truth - and if others dissent from your verdict, reality is the court of final appeal. Nothing but a man's mind can perform that complex, delicate, crucial process of identification which is thinking. Nothing can direct the process but his own judgment. Nothing can direct his judgment but his moral integrity.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 935)

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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 learning, profit, and reality

When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, 1957

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A Quote by Ashely Montagu on facts, reality, superiority, and women

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.

Ashely Montagu

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A Quote by Arthur Christopher Benson on interest, reality, and world

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

Arthur Christopher Benson (1862 - 1925)

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A Quote by Arnold Beichmen on capitalism, myth, people, reality, and socialism

...the myth of socialism is far stronger than the reality of capitalism. That is because capitalism is not really an ism at all. It is what people do if you leave them alone.

Arnold Beichmen

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A Quote by Anthony J. D'Angelo on perception and reality

Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites.

Anthony D'Angelo

Source: The College Blue Book

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