"Logic is man’s method of reaching conclusions objectively by deriving them without contradiction from the facts of reality—ultimately, from the evidence provided by man’s senses. If men reject logic, then the tie between their mental processes and reality is severed; all cognitive standards are repudiated, and anything goes; any contradiction, on any subject, may be endorsed (and simultaneously rejected) by anyone, as and when he feels like it."
— Ayn Rand
""La mayoría de los lujos y muchas de las llamadas comodidades de la vida no sólo no son indispensables, sino que resultan un obstáculo evidente para la elevación espiritual de la humanidad"."
— Henry David Thoreau
"These two—reason and freedom—are corollaries, and their relationship is reciprocal: when men are rational, freedom wins; when men are free, reason wins."
— Ayn Rand, “Philosophy: Who Needs It”
"The necessary consequence of man’s right to life is his right to self-defense. In a civilized society, force may be used only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use. All the reasons which make the initiation of physical force an evil, make the retaliatory use of physical force a moral imperative."
— Ayn Rand - “The Virtue of Selfishness”
"It is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn’t. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read."
— (“The Importance of Being Earnest”, Oscar Wilde)
"I don’t know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They’re more important than sex."
— (The Big Chill, 1983)
"Cuando el bien común de una sociedad es considerado como algo aparte y superior al bien individual de sus miembros quiere decir que el bien de algunos hombres tiene prioridad sobre el bien de otros hombres, aquellos consignados en el estatus de animales sacrificados"
— Ayn Rand
"Humor is not an unconditional virtue; its moral character depends on its object. To laugh at the contemptible, is a virtue; to laugh at the good, is a hideous vice. Too often, humor is used as the camouflage of moral cowardice."
— "The Romantic Manifesto" - Ayn Rand
"Al meditar no nos alejamos de la sociedad, no nos escapamos de ella, sino muy por el contrario, nos preparamos para reinsertarnos adecuadamente en ella."
— Thích Nhất Hạnh
"Somos la memoria que tenemos y la responsabilidad que asumimos, sin memoria no existimos y sin responsabilidad quizá no merezcamos existir." José Saramago
"Yo he tratado mas de releer que de leer, creo que releer es mas importante que leer, salvo que para releer se necesita haber leído. Yo tengo ese culto del libro."
"Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual)."
— Ayn Rand
"One of the paradoxes of our age is the fact that the intellectuals, the politicians, and all the sundry voices that choke like asthma the throat of our communications media, have never gasped and stuttered so loudly about their devotion to the public good, and about the people’s will as the supreme criterion of value - and never have they been so grossly indifferent to the people. The reason, obviously, is that collectivist slogans serve as the rationalization for those who intend, not to follow the people, but to rule them."
Ayn Rand - Apollo and Dionysus
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