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A Quote by Ayn Rand on men and vision

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Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on acceptance, joy, love, mind, necessity, pain, punishment, rebellion, secrets, songs, struggle, suffering, vision, work, and worth

It was his Fourth Concerto, the last work he had written. The crash of its opening chords swept the sights of the streets away from her mind. The Concerto was a great cry of rebellion. It was a 'NO' flung at some vast process of torture, a denial of suffering, a denial that held the agony of the struggle to break free. The sounds were like a voice saying: There is no necessity for pain - why, then, is the worst pain reserved for those who will not accept its necessity? - we who hold the love and the secret of joy, to what punishment have we been sentenced for it, and by whom? . . . The sounds of torture became defiance, the statement of agony became a hymn to a distant vision for whose sake anything was worth enduring, even this. It was the song of rebellion - and of a desperate quest.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 69)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on achievement, knowledge, power, pride, rest, value, and vision

My pride and my power of vision were all that I owned when I started - and whatever I achieved, was achieved by means of them. Both are greater now. Now I have the knowledge of the superlative value I had missed: of my right to be proud of my vision. The rest is mine to reach.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 793)

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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 Ayn Rand on bitterness, enemies, fear, guilt, judgment, men, past, thought, vision, and wonder

[He] stood motionless, not turning to the crowd, barely hearing the applause. He stood looking at the judges. There was no triumph in his face, no elation, only the still intensity of contemplating a vision with a bitter wonder that was almost fear. He was seeing the enormity of the smallness of the enemy who was destroying the devastation, past the ruins of great factories, the wrecks of powerful engines, the bodies of invincible men, he had come upon the despoiler, expecting to find a giant - and had found a rat eager to scurry for cover at the first sound of a human step. If this is what has beaten us, he thought, the guilt is ours.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: (Atlas 449)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on limits, vision, and world

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer on limits, vision, and world

Every man takes the limits of his field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

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A Quote by Arthur Paul Patterson on appreciation, decisions, dependence, diversity, life, religion, spirituality, time, variety, vision, water, and work

The physical rhythm of life established through sensitivity to qualitative time mirrors the ebb and flow of water. Maintaining rhythm is dependent on our daily decisions concerning vocation, recreation and work. Using the image of water roots Watershed Spirituality in diversity and pluralism. Life in a "variety of forms" implies an emphasis on inter-religious appreciation and the universalist vision.

Arthur Paul Patterson

Source: Watershed Spirituality

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A Quote by Arthur Koestler on culture, destruction, habits, history, names, order, society, study, universe, and vision

In the index to the six hundred odd pages of Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History, abridged version, the names of Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes and Newton do not occur yet their cosmic quest destroyed the medieval vision of an immutable social order in a walled-in universe and transformed the European landscape, society, culture, habits and general outlook, as thoroughly as if a new species had arisen on this planet.

Arthur Koestler (1905 - 1983)

Source: G. Simmons Calculus Gems, New York: McGraw Hill Inc., 1992.

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A Quote by Arthur H. Compton on courage, deed, discipline, faith, good, hope, lies, life, meaning, nature, needs, religion, science, scientists, thinking, vision, and world

Faith gives the courage to live and do. Scientists, with their disciplined thinking, like others, need a basis for the good life, for aspiration, for courage to do great deeds. They need a faith to live by. The hope of the world lies in those who have such faith and who use the methods of science to make their visions become real. Visions and hope and faith are not part of science. They are beyond the nature that science knows. Of such is the religion that gives meaning to life.

Arthur H. Compton

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