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By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

Every form of causeless self-doubt, every feeling of inferiority and secret unworthiness is, in fact, man's hidden dread of his inability to deal with existence.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

From the time of the North Briton of the unprincipled Wilkes , a notion has been entertained that the moral spine in Scotland is more flexible than in England. The truth however is, that an elementary difference exists in the public feelings of the two nations quite as great as in the idioms of their respective dialects. The English are a justice-loving people, according to charter and statute; the Scotch are a wrong-resenting race, according to right and feeling: and the character of liberty among them takes its aspect from that peculiarity.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

The choice--the dedication to one's highest potential--is made by accepting the fact that the noblest act you have ever performed is the act of your mind in the process of grasping that two and two make four.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

Justice is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake the character of men as you cannot fake the character of nature, that you must judge all men as conscientiously as you judge inanimate objects, with the same respect for truth, with the same incorruptible vision, by as pure and as rational a process of identification-that every man must be judged for what he is and treated accordingly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

Man cannot survive except by gaining knowledge, and reason is his only means to gain it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

Man's mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is given to him, survival is not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Galt

Whatever he was-that robot in the Garden of Eden, who existed without mind, without values, without labor, without love-he was not man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

Man has been called a rational being, but rationality is a matter of choice-and the alternative his nature offers him is: rational being or suicidal animal. Man has to be man-by choice; he has to hold his life as a value-by choice; he has to learn to sustain it-by choice; he has to discover the values it requires and practice his virtues-by choice. A code of values accepted by choice is a code of morality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

If there are degrees of evil, it is hard to say who is more contemptible: the brute who assumes the right to force the mind of others or the moral degenerate who grants to others the right to force his mind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

I do not enter discussions with neighbors who think they can forbid me to think. I do not place my moral sanction upon a murderer's wish to kill me. When a man attempts to deal with me by force, I answer him-by force.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

Government power is always abused by seizing and perverting the law. And with few exceptions, government always determines what is law.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

No matter how vast your knowledge or how modest, it is your own mind that has to acquire it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

I will stop the motor of the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

The cloven-foot of self-interest was now and then to be seen aneath the robe of public principle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Galt

Whenever a man denounces the mind, it is because his goal is of a nature the mind would not permit him to confess.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Galt

The self you have betrayed is your mind; self-esteem is reliance on one’s power to think. The ego you seek, that essential “you” which you cannot express or define, is not your emotions or inarticulate dreams, but your intellect, that judge of your supreme tribunal whom you’ve impeached in order to drift at the mercy of any stray shyster you describe as your “feeling.”

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

Discard the protective rags of that vice which you called a virtue: humility. Learn to value yourself, which means: to FIGHT for your happiness, and when you learn that pride is the sum of all virtues, you will learn to live like a man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Galt

Man's mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is given to him, survival is not. His body is given to him, its sustenance is not. His mind is given to him, its content is not. To remain alive, he must act, and before he can act he must know the nature and purpose of his action...To remain alive, he must think.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

If enjoyment is a value, why is it moral when experienced by others, but immoral when experienced by you?... Why is it immoral for your to desire, but moral for others to do so? Why is it immoral to produce a value and keep it, but moral to give it away?

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Galt

A trader does not squander his body as fodder or his soul as alms.