Sunday, June 03, 2007

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Photo by - Endevourme

Some selected quotes of Ayn Rand -

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.

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.

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

Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor
stupidity are good motives.

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.

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.

Evil requires the sanction of the victim.

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?

It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial
offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of
sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.

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.

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

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

12 comments:

Endevourme said...

this pic also i took in pune :D

Aditi said...

love the pics!!

Miss Iyer said...

What's with trees and leaves off late Ende? Nice pic! :) Will come back to read the excerpts from Ayn Rand.

chocolteluva said...

definitely like the picture, but i think i liked the post following it more..
**Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death <--- VERY TRUE. life is all about the experiences you have here and how much fun/pain or whatever you had in life. well said!

**To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I." again very true. you have to be happy with who you are, and know who you are.. sort out ure priorities and problems before you involve someone else in your life. you have to LOVE WHO YOU ARE in order to be able to love someone else. again well said !!

Endevourme said...

#aditi
thank yu :D but after so many days haa...

#miss iyer
thank yu :D
i luv luv luv trees and nature...
welcome here always!

#chocolteluva
thank yu :D i recently read "the fountainhead" naa, its written by her only ...

dharmabum said...

i don't agree with most of them. in fact, i don't agree with the lady and her philosophy.

Shankari said...

Thanks for the picture!

The rest (as usual) I dint read! :P

(Don't say you are mad @ me for saying it)

Sandeep Menon said...

Nice shot....

Endevourme said...

#dharmabum
mmm....u dont agree with some thoughts of people is OK but u cant disagree with people themselves hehe :D

#shankari
i cant be mad at anyone(as usual hehe ) for not reading the post :D!!
thanks!

#sandeep menon
thank yu :D!!

dharmabum said...

ha, now this time, i agree - with u :)

Endevourme said...

#dharmabum
haha...thats gud...somehow we agreed naa... :D!!

gunj said...

lovely picyure there!
n everytime i read A.rand i cant help but marvel at d ladies's genius!
her writings r almost beyond human ability...i wonder what went on in dat exceptional brain of hers...if this is how she felt in real life too...she must hav had a rather painful life!
herez a lilttle trivia: she spent last few yrs of her life in an assylum....therez a thin line btw genius n crazy!