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Upper classes are a nation's past the middle class is its future.

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Upper classes are a nation's past the middle class is its future.

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Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.

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Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.

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Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.

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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.

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If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.

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Money is the barometer of a society's virtue.

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Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter.

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So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?

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Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

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Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.

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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

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The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.

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God... a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.

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Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

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