The novelist Ayn Rand died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Russian-American novelist, philosopher, and Conservative/Libertarian political activist who most famously wrote The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957). She is also known for developing a philosophical system called Objectivism.
She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia to Russian Jewish parents. She was married to Frank O’Connor for fifty years.
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” (Ayn Rand)
“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).” (Ayn Rand)
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” (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.” (Ayn Rand)
“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.” (Ayn Rand)