Ayn Rand (February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 - March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. - Wikipedia
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
If devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking...the alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind.
What do you know and how do you know it?
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
The most depraved type of being is that without purpose.
Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other.
I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man's values, it has to be earned.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
I don't build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.
God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
Excessive fear is always powerless.
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners.
A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.