Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand.
BornAlissa Rosenbaum
February 2, 1905
St. Petersburg, Russia
DiedMarch 6, 1982
New York, New York
Writer and philosopher best known for Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. Her philosophy, objectivism, celebrated the individual over the collective and held that the greater good was served when everyone acted in his own self-interest.

The repository contains two quotes from Ayn Rand.


Every man is free to rise as far as heís able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which heíll rise.

Good and Evil

In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.