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Forskellen mellen dyr og mennesker er, at dyr ændrer sig efter omgivelserne, mens mennesket ændrer omgivelserne. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Overklassen er nationens fortid; middelklassen er dens fremtid. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Så du tror, at penge er roden til alt ondt. Har du nogensinde spurgt om, hvad der er roden til alle penge? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
That which you see is the first thing to disbelieve. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
All work is an act of philosophy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
America's abundance was not created by public sacrifices to "the common good," but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Don't consider our interests or desires. You have no duty to anyone but yourself. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Don't rely on our knowledge of what's best for your future. We do know, but it can't be best until you know it. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Great men can't be ruled. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
If any part of your uncertainty, is a conflict between your heart and your mind — follow your mind. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
I'm working to improve my methods, and every hour I save is an hour added to my life. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Individual rights are the means of subordinationg society to moral law. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Kill reverence and you've killed the hero in man. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Many words have been granted me, and some are wise and some are false, but only three are holy: 'I will it!' Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
One's own independent judgment is the means by which one must choose one's actions, but it is not a moral criterion nor a moral validation; only reference to a demonstrable principle can validate one's choices. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money? Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The government was set to protect man from criminals, and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The quickest way to kill the human spirit is to ask someone to do mediocre work. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The upper classes are... a nation's past; the middle class is its future. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
To me, there is only one form of human depravity — the man without a purpose. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
When I disagree with a rational man, I let reality be our final arbiter; if I am right, he will learn; if I am wrong, I will; one of us will win, but both will profit. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven
You must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences. Klik for at sende dette citat til en ven

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