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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Thursday, March 10, 2016 – Ayn Rand

 

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“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

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“A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.”

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“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”

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“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.”

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“From the smallest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from one attribute of man – the function of his reasoning mind.”

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“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.”

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“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”

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“Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.”

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“Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men’s stupidity, but your talent to their reason.”

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“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.”

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“People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk.”

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“The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”

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“The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.”

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“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

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“The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.”

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“There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.”

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“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received–hatred. The great creators–the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors–stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The first airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.” Ayn Rand, Howard Roark in The Fountainhead, 1943

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“To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that’s real power.”

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“To say “I love you” one must first be able to say the “I.””

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“Wealth is the product of man’s capacity to think.”

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“When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized.”

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“You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” John Galt in Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Wikipedia: Ayn Rand

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