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Ayn Rand Illustrated August 30, 2012

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“The first right on earth is the right of the ego.”

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“This miracle of me is mine to own and keep, and mine to guard, and mine to use, and mine to kneel before.”

(“K n e e l !”)

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“To be free, a man must be free of his brothers.”

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“I am. I think. I will.”

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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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the reader by raphael wuensch

“I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York’s skyline. Particularly when one can’t see the details.”

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the pillar by raphael wuensch

“Do they seek a sense of the sublime? Let them come to New York, stand on the shore of the Hudson, look and kneel.”

(“K n e e l !”)

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proverb by raphael wuensch

“The worst evil that you can do, psychologically, is to laugh at yourself. That means spitting in your own face.”

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“And now I see the face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word: ‘I.”

(Some of her followers consider her the greatest philosopher since Aristotle.)

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“I have come here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute of my life.”

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ayn_Rand

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feedback by raphael wünsch

“Rationality is the recognition of the fact that existence exists.”

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“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.”

Not true. Look out of your window there.
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problem by raphael wuensch

Noodles potpourri :

“Existence exists—and the act of grasping that statement implies two corollary axioms: This Is John Galt speaking.”

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“My philosophy, in essence, is 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.”

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Maybe she is by now best known as a friend of Alan Greenspan‘s, and originally he seemed to have shared her conviction that a gold-based currency was much safer than the fiat type .

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Ayn Rand is a Neo-Romantic philosopher who set up simple models of ego adulation to fight leftism. Her followers were mainly men, many of them university educated.

She is practically unknown in Europe and sounds loudmouthed compared to the big players in her field.

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The second-last drawing is part of a cartoon by Mike Lester.

The other drawings are by Raphael Wuensch.

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