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Your best "Atlas Shrugged" quote?
Kolath | 10/23/13 | Kolath

Posted on 10/23/2013 7:57:59 PM PDT by Kolath

What is your favorite "Atlas Shrugged" quote?

Mine:

"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice - there is no other - and your time is running out."


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: atlas; rand; shrugged

1 posted on 10/23/2013 7:58:00 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Kolath
Atlas Shrugged because he didn't have an answer.
2 posted on 10/23/2013 8:03:38 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Kolath

On compromising with liberals:

“In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit.”


3 posted on 10/23/2013 8:26:06 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Kolath

Social systems based on the premise that man is the measure of all things are always crooked avenues to the next tyranny.


4 posted on 10/23/2013 8:36:38 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: Kolath
“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders - What would you tell him?"

"I…don't know. What…could he do? What would you tell him?"

"To shrug.”

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

5 posted on 10/23/2013 8:49:24 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Kolath

I was always partial to...

“...it was the security of being first, with full sight and full knowledge of one’s course - not the blind sense of being pulled into the unknown by some unknown power ahead. It was the greatest sensation in existence: not to trust, but to know.”


6 posted on 10/23/2013 8:50:18 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Kolath

“I think, therefore I’ll think.”


7 posted on 10/23/2013 8:51:51 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Kolath

“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. 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. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”


8 posted on 10/23/2013 8:52:52 PM PDT by satan (The tree of liberty is dying in the drought.)
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To: Kolath

Dr Ferris on laws or D’Anconia on money.


9 posted on 10/23/2013 8:52:54 PM PDT by Califreak (11/6/12 The Day America Divided By Zero)
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To: Kolath

Okay, let’s get this one out of the way:
“Who is John Galt?”

I do like this, too:

“Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.”


10 posted on 10/23/2013 8:58:32 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: satan

THERE ya go.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 9:11:26 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kolath

So many.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 9:15:40 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Kolath
so, so many...

13 posted on 10/23/2013 9:16:59 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Kolath

“We are John Galt”


14 posted on 10/23/2013 9:27:46 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Kolath
[Rearden] felt as if, after a journey of years through a landscape of devastation, past the ruins of great factories, the wrecks of powerful engines, the bodies of invincible men, he had come upon the despoiler, expecting to find a giant - and had found a rat eager to scurry for cover at the first sound of a human step. If this is what has beaten us, he thought, the guilt is ours." -- Hank Rearden, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

I think of it every time a DemoFemiNazi splits off on TV about the conservative War on the Poor. :)

15 posted on 10/23/2013 9:39:39 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Kolath

“When one acts on pity against justice, it is the good whom one punishes for the sake of the evil; when one saves the guilty from suffering, it is the innocent whom one forces to suffer.”
— Hank Rearden
Atlas Shrugged (Part 2, Chapter 6, Page 565)


16 posted on 10/23/2013 10:26:53 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Kolath

I won’t post the quote, because it’s simply too long. But Francisco’s ‘Money’ Speech from Atlas Shrugged is epic. It’s something every child should have read (and explained) to them.


17 posted on 10/23/2013 11:24:23 PM PDT by RavenATB
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To: FrdmLvr

My fav too


18 posted on 10/23/2013 11:26:46 PM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Califreak

D’Anconia’s talk with Rearden at the party.


19 posted on 10/24/2013 3:46:21 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: TBP

Hard to pick myself. Too many.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 3:59:38 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Kolath
What is your favorite "Atlas Shrugged" quote?

I can't say that I have a favorite quote from Atlas Shrugged but I do have a favorite Ayn Rand quote when I think of liberals.

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”

However, Obama's distain of the law he swore to defend caused this Ayn Rand quote to run a close second.

"When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you - you know your nation is doomed."

21 posted on 10/24/2013 7:25:37 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: Kolath

there was something about a need on one party becomming a claim upon another


22 posted on 10/24/2013 7:31:59 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Kolath

“There’s no way to rule innocent men. 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. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers — and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system.”

Quote by: Ayn Rand
(1905-1982) Author
Source: “Atlas Shrugged”, Part II, Chapter 3


23 posted on 10/24/2013 9:54:36 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Kolath; Publius
"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong."

-Francisco D'Anconia-
24 posted on 10/24/2013 9:58:41 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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