Posted by: Emily Schmutz Garcia | January 15, 2010

Ayn Rand

Creative Commons photo by igb

Last year, I fell in love with Ayn Rand. Thanks to library audio books I was able to listen to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. I’ve decided to highlight some beautiful Ayn Rand quotes today:

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

Government “help” to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.

Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea.



  1. I love Ayn Rand. She is a powerful storyteller! Keep reading. I love the quotes.

    • I love reading. I will continue. Thanks for the comment.

Leave a Reply to emilyschmutz Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: