Atlas Shrugged - Atlas Shrugged Significant quotes 1 No Penny of his wealth had been obtained through force or fraud he was guilty of nothing

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Atlas, Shrugged Significant quotes 1. “…No Penny of his wealth had been obtained through force or fraud; he was guilty of nothing, except that he earned his fortune and never forgot that it was his.” Page 62 2. “If the rest of them can survive only by destroying us, then why should we wish them to survive? Nothing can make self-immolation proper. One cannot be penalized for ability.” Page 79 3. To me there is only one form of depravity-the man without a purpose.” Page 142 4. “What is morality? “Judgment to distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, courage to act upon it, dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any price.” Page 168 5. “The motors were a moral code cast in steel…they are alive…should the soul vanish from the earth, the motors would stop, because that is the power which keeps them going-not oil…not steel…the power of the mind-the power of thought and choice and purpose.” Page 231 6. “…So why fight it. Don’t argue. Accept. Adjust yourself. Obey.” Page 17 7. “People don’t want to think…it makes them feel guilty.” Page 322 8. “She looked at the statue of Nat Taggart and thought: It was your rail, you made it, you fought for it, you were not stopped by fear or by loathing, I won’t surrender it…” 9. “We must not see the world as they want us to see it. It’s some sort of fraud, very ancient and very vast…check every premise they teach us…question every precept.” Page 351 10. “To trade by means of money is the code of the men of good will. Money rests on the axiom that every man is the owner of his mind and his effort.” Page 381 11. “…The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it. Run…from any man who tells you that money is evil.” Page 383 12. “When you see corruption being rewarded…you may know that society is doomed.” Page 383 13. “…and you wonder why the jungle is creeping back to the edge of your cities.” Page 384 14. “America…a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement.” Page 384 15. “Any refusal to recognize reality…has disastrous consequences. There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.” Page 387
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16. “…rotters who never rouse themselves to any effort…but demand income…demand you serve them…nor by respect nor by gratitude.” Page 420 17. “The worst guilt is to accept an undeserved guilt.” Page 421 18. “I will not help you preserve an appearance of righteousness where rights are not recognized.” Page 443 19. What…idea…had made mankind accept the doctrines that led it to self-destruction?” Page 447 20. “Sacrifice is the cement which unites human bricks into the great edifice of society.” Page 461 21. Bad: “They’ve got to go on producing. It’s a social imperative. A man’s work is not a
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Atlas Shrugged - Atlas Shrugged Significant quotes 1 No Penny of his wealth had been obtained through force or fraud he was guilty of nothing

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