We have decided not to be sinners any longer. We have ceased breaking that moral code. We shall blast it out of existence forever by the one method that it can’t withstand: by obeying it. We are obeying it. We are complying. In dealing with our fellow men, we are observing their code of values to the letter and sparing them all the evils they denounce. The mind is evil? We have withdrawn the works of our minds from society, and not a single idea of ours is to be known or used by men. Ability is a selfish evil that leaves no chance to those who are less able? We have withdrawn from the competition and left all chances open to incompetents. The pursuit of wealth is greed, the root of all evil? We do not seek to make fortunes any longer. It is evil to earn more than one’s bare sustenance? We take nothing but the lowliest jobs and we produce, by the effort of our muscles, no more than we consume for our immediate needs — with not a penny nor an inventive thought left over to harm the world. It is evil to succeed, since success is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? We have ceased burdening the weak with our ambition and have left them free to prosper without us. It is evil to be an employer? We have no employment to offer. It is evil to own property? We own nothing. It is evil to enjoy one’s existence in this world? There is no form of enjoyment that we seek from their world, and — this was hardest for us to attain — what we now feel for their world is that emotion which they preach as an ideal: Indifference — the blank — the zero — the mark of death…. We are giving men everything they’ve professed to want and to seek as virtue for centuries. Now let them see whether they want it. — Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for your sake, nor will I ask you to live for mine. What we should do is sign on as accomplices. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, we should swear to aid and abet. That means that security is out of the question and the words “make” and “stay” become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free. — Ayn Rand
I started my life with a single absolute: that the world was mine to shape in the image of my highest values and never to be given up to a lesser standard, no matter how long or hard the struggle. — Ayn Rand - Atlas Shrugged
Very Old Bird
Unicorn of Quedlinburg
Man is the only animal that builds walls and fences. — Anthony Douglas Williams
When my dog speaks I understand. When politicans speak I try to understand. — Anthony Douglas Williams
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
When writing the story of your life, don´t let anyone else hold the pen.
No one has ever become poor from giving. — Anne Frank
Dear past, thank you for all the lessons.
Dear future, I´m now ready.
Smile and the world smiles with you.