Below are some of the quotes by AYN RAND...believe me...it is one of the most profound writing i have come across in a long time...read every word...and let it sink in...it will leave you amazed!
"Achievement of my happiness is the only moral purpose of my life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of my moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of one's loyalty to the achievement of one's values. 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. Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness should be waiting for us in our graves - or whether it should be ours here and now and on this earth. 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."
Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
"Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one person for the joy he receives from the virtues of another. "
To say "I love you" one must first be able to say the "I."
"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is WRONG."