Nothing can make self-immolation proper. Nothing can give them the right to turn men into sacrificial animals. Nothing can make it moral to destroy the best. One can’t be punished for being good. One can’t be penalized for ability.
—Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (via timeisirrelevant)
Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.
—Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (via objectivistnerd)
I am not brave enough to be a coward. I see the consequences too clearly.
—Letters of Ayn Rand (via for-life-is-not-a-paragraph)
―Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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“I wondered, even in those years, which is morally worse: evil—or the appeasement of evil, the cowardly evasion that leaves an evil unnamed, unanswered and unchallenged. I was inclined to think that the second is worse, because it makes the first possible. I am certain of it today.” ―Ayn Rand
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The Ayn Rand Institute Campus is an all-encompassing e-learning center for learning about Ayn Rand and her revolutionary philosophy of Objectivism. Students of all backgrounds are welcome: from the student who just purchased their first Ayn Rand book to the long-time student who once saw Ayn Rand speaking live—and everyone in between. There are courses on each of her timeless literary classics: We the Living, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged; courses on specific aspects of Rand’s thought and how to apply her ideas to everyday life; and courses aimed at understanding the vast impact of Ayn Rand’s ideas on the intellectual and political landscape. For those interested in delving more into an in-depth analysis of her ideas, there are advanced courses taught by top Objectivist scholars. We’ll be adding courses on politics, law, religion, economics, science, philosophy, history, morality and more. New courses will be rolled out regularly so visit us often to see what’s new.
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The Ayn Rand Institute Campus has created dozens of advanced features that easily allows each student to learn at their own pace. Each course can be stopped, rewound, and played again. Our active community is a great place to interact with fellow classmates and have a friendly chat, or a rigorous intellectual discussion on a course. We do encourage that everyone begin by taking more basic courses before tackling advanced material, but this is optional.
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“If you wanted to boil down what makes Rand so successful and what she can teach us today, it would be that she teaches the free market side to take the moral high ground.
“We ‘must fight for capitalism,’ Rand says, ‘not as a ‘practical’ issue, not as an economic issue, but, with the most righteous pride, as a moral issue. That is what capitalism deserves, and nothing less will save it.’”
“This is the essence of Rand’s philosophy: Go by reason, pursue your life-serving values, respect the rights of others to do the same, and advocate a social system that makes all of this possible. And this is why Randsday is a worthy holiday. It celebrates the birthday of the philosopher who codified the virtue of selfishness and made the moral argument for a rights-respecting society.”
Happy Randsday :)
Happy birthday Ayn Rand, you’re my hero.