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Ayn Rand was a Russian-American writer and philosopher, best known for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
She developed her own philosophical system called Objectivism, which she defined as “the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.”
Born and educated in Russia, she moved to America in 1926. She produced a play on Broadway and wrote several unsuccessful novels before The Fountainhead was published in 1943. From the late 1950s until her death in 1982, Rand wrote non-fiction in an attempt to promote her philosophy of Objectivism.
An advocate of reason, rationality, and individuality, Ayn Rand quotes still inspire people to strive for success, follow their dreams, and live life on their own terms.
Ayn Rand Quotes
We hope you’ve enjoyed this collection of Ayn Rand quotes! If you’ve never read her most famous novel, Atlas Shrugged, why not add it to your reading list?
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