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Favorite Quotations

I am forever inspired by the following quotations:

“In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man’s proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it’s yours.”—Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged.

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed, and the response they received — hatred. The great creators — the thinkers, the artists, the scientists, the inventors — stood alone against the men of their time. Every great new thought was opposed. Every great new invention was denounced. The first motor was considered foolish. The first airplane was considered impossible. The power loom was considered vicious. Anesthesia was considered sinful. But the men of unborrowed vision went ahead. They fought, they suffered and they paid. But they won.”— Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead.

“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”— Ayn Rand


5 Comments leave one →
  1. cho Nananene permalink
    March 29, 2010 3:38

    Public Office is the last refuge of the incompetent.

  2. cho Nananene permalink
    March 31, 2010 3:38

    pls. do not display my email address thanks

  3. August 20, 2010 3:38

    My husband will be leaving next month for Australia due to career related reasons . I was worried that living away from each other will produce problems in our bond in the future. However he guaranteed me that everything will be alright and there’s nothing to be anxious about. Life in general can be a little unfair for us newlyweds to fall in a situation like this.

  4. September 10, 2010 3:38

    I was reading a book in our library and I was so amazed at the things that the author emphasized in the book. He fundamentally talked about life in general and how people disregard a lot of significant things and allocating most of their time worrying on unimportant things. My partner and I watched a movie the previous evening and I was so moved with the movie. It was all about a family struggling because one of them was suffering from cancer. The movie made me realize a lot about life in general and the relevance of family. I still can’t forget the editorial I read last week in the magazine about a young man who had a really difficult time in living his life but because of determination he was able to succeed in life and now possesses a business chain. Life in general can be like a wheel, every now and then you’re underneath but it doesn’t mean that you can never go up. I was watching a television series for the first time and my interest grew on it because it was a funny series about life in general. The group of actors are not very familiar celebrities but the story line is really satisfactory that’s why I’m planning to follow such series. We were talking in class a artwork during the Renaissance era. It was a beautiful painting about life in general throughout those times. There were people in the painting doing their daily routines and the painting was like a portal of the earlier period. I was walking at the mall when I noticed a thief running towards the exit carrying a bag from a young lady. I was relieved that it wasn’t me whose bag was stolen but I felt sorry for the victim. Life in general can be unexpectedly harsh for some of us. I was observing my children playing by the lawn and they were so active playing with their toys. I constantly enjoy watching them as they are but every time I start imagining that they’ll be going to school soon worries me. Life in general can be very easy when you’re still little but things become difficult as you grow up. My friends and I are planning to watch a movie at the theatre next week and we decided to watch a new film about an old man visiting his offspring after his wife’s murder and life in general. The movie has good movie evaluation and it’s the only film within the week which we thought is worth watching. I was looking at my pay slip the other week and I was astonished at the huge sum I’ve been paying annually for my life insurance. Although it’s a pain to keep on paying for such an amount, it’s better to be ready because you’ll by no means know what will occur in the future because life in general always takes us unprepared. I’ve been really depressed recently and I had been having some thoughts about my life in general. Because of it I was able to contemplate on a lot of stuff and realized that it’s time to make a difference in my life. My partner will be leaving next month for Australia due to career related reasons . I was worried that living away from each other will create problems in our bond in the future. However he assured me that everything will be good enough and there’s nothing to worry about. Life in general can be a little unfair for us newlyweds to fall in a circumstance like this. I was reading Paulo Coelho’s book entitled Eleven Minutes and I felt compassion for the central character in the plot since life in general for her was harsh . The writer was really creative without losing grasp of the ruthless realities of these days which made the novel worth reading. I was at a recital last night with a friend and I was really happy I was there. It was an orchestra concert about musical pieces describing life in general. I had so much satisfaction that night that I even documented some of the pieces that they performed on my video camera. I was reading a lifestyle journal about how to raise your kids right and life in general. I had so much joy reading the magazine that I’m planning to purchase an issue of it every month. Jimmy and I were discussing about our job, how long we’ve worked for the company and life in general. Sometimes when you’re emotionally down and discontented with your life, its unavoidable to think about such situations even in the workplace . My partner and I are planning of spending a week together and leave the country for some quality time. We’ve been working really hard lately and we thought it would be good for us to have a break once in a while. Thinking about each other and our life in general made us choose to rest even for a brief . I always enjoy going to the mountains and stay there in a cabin for a couple of days to have some time for myself to run away from everything. It always calms me and it’s the only situations when I get the chance to think about life in general and its importance. We just had our family get-together last month and I remembered something that our grandparents imparted to us during supper about life in general. I find that instant very valuable because we were able to spend time together and realize the importance of each other.

  5. November 22, 2010 3:38

    informative post. I really liked it.

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