Quote Of The Day — January 19, 2016

. “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.” Ayn Rand, ( February 02, 1905 Died March … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — December 16, 2015

. “Man has no automatic code of survival. His particular distinction from all other living species is the necessity to act in the face of alternatives by means of volitional choice.” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 7   ~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — November 08, 2015

. “What’s wealth but the means of expanding one’s life? There’s two ways one can do it: either by producing more or by producing it faster.” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 1   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — October 16, 2015

. “She was seeing the brand of pain and fear on the faces of people, and the look of evasion that refuses to know it–they seemed to be going through the motions of some enormous pretense, acting out a ritual to ward off reality, letting the earth remain unseen and their lives unlived, in dread of something namelessly forbidden–yet the forbidden was the simple act of looking at the nature of their pain and questioning their duty to bear it.” Ayn Rand,  (February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982), Atlas Shrugged, Part 3, Ch. 2   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — July 6, 2015

. “They told us that this plan would achieve a noble ideal. Well, how were we to know otherwise? Hadn’t we heard it all our lives—from our parents and our schoolteachers and our ministers, and in every newspaper we ever read and every movie and every public speech?” Ayn Rand, (February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982),  Atlas Shrugged, Part 2, Ch. 10   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — April 25, 2015

. “He knew no weapons but to pay for what he wanted, to give value, to ask nothing of nature without trading his effort in return, to ask nothing of men without trading the product of his effort.” Ayn Rand,   (February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982),   Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, Ch. 10     ~ ~  Grouchy  ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — September 19, 2013

. ” Look around you: what you have done to society, you have done it first within your soul; one is the image of the other. This dismal wreckage, which is now your world, is the physical form of the treason you committed to your values, to your friends, to your defenders, to your future, to your country, to yourself. ” Ayn Rand (John Galt) – Atlas Shrugged . ~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

Quote Of The Day — September 12. 2013

. Through centuries of scourges and disasters, brought about by your code of morality, you have cried that your code had been broken, that the scourges were punishment for breaking it, that men were too weak and too selfish to spill all the blood it required. You damned men, you damned existence, you damned this earth, but never dared to question your code. Your victims took the blame and struggled on, with your curses as reward for their martyrdom – while you went on crying that your code was noble, but human nature was not good enough to practice it. … Continue reading