Ideas are the greatest and most crucially practical power on earth. ~ Ayn Rand

The businessman is the great liberator who, in the short span of a century and a half, has release men from bondage to their physical needs, has released them from the terrible drudgery of an eighteen-hour workday of manual labor for their barest subsistence, has released them from famines, from pestilence, from the stagnant hopelessness and terror in which most of mankind had lived in all the pre-capitalist centuries-and in which most of it still lives, in non-capitalist countries. ~ Ayn Rand

Reason is the human faculty which forms concepts by a process of logic based on the evidence of the senses; reason is our means of gaining knowledge of this world and guiding our actions in it. ~ Leonard Peikoff

Wealth is primarily a product not of physical factors, but of the human mind-of the intellectual faculty-of the rational, thinking faculty. ~ Leonard Peikoff

Money is a tool of exchange; it represents wealth only so long as it can be traded for material goods and services. Wealth does not grow in natural it has to be produced by men. Nature gives us only the raw materials, but it is man’s mind that has to discover the knowledge of how to use them. ~ Ayn Rand

I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. ~ Woody Allen

Better to be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of all misfortune. ~ Aristotle

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