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Ayn Rand Quotes Database (700+ already)

David V.
HeroicLife
Shanghai, CN
Post #: 24
I have created a database of 700+ quotes by Ayn Rand and related intellectuals. The quotes are available in whole or for syndication to anyone interested.

http://quotes.rationa...­

I'm looking for contributions of even more quotes. Add your favorite quote today!
Lathanar
Lathanar
Dallas, TX
Post #: 78
I have created a database of 700+ quotes by Ayn Rand and related intellectuals. The quotes are available in whole or for syndication to anyone interested.

http://quotes.rationa...­

I'm looking for contributions of even more quotes. Add your favorite quote today!

Does Chuck Norris know about this?
Sherry
SherryTX
Plano, TX
Post #: 130
Bad, Travis! Bad! (Although, I have to admit, there is a need for a Hitchhiker's Guide quote database, I don't think David would appreciate putting that in this one...but I am sure you could merge that with a chuck norris one. Ahhh....the possibilities of silliness are endless...)

Great site, David.
A former member
Post #: 17
Here's a great one from Theodore Roosevelt, 1910, as presented on a conservationist website http://www.trcp.org/m...­ (given for credit of presentation only, as I can do without the conservationism). I first came across it at work, as a customer's boyfriend had it engraved onto a metal plate to have it framed.

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at least knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat."

Which is very similar to Aristotle's "Great Souled Man" or "magnanimity" as found at:
http://www.siue.edu/~...­

"Again, it is characteristic of the proud man not to aim at the things commonly held in honour, or the things in which others excel; to be sluggish and to hold back except where great honour or a great work is at stake, and to be a man of few deeds, but of great and notable ones. He must also be open in his hate and in his love (for to conceal one's feelings, i.e. to care less for truth than for what people will think, is a coward's part), and must speak and act openly; for he is free of speech because he is contemptuous, and he is given to telling the truth, except when he speaks in irony to the vulgar."

[edited to include references to Aristotle not found on David Veksler's website]
Dan
dbclawyer
Allen, TX
Post #: 47
Tom,

Those are both excellent and two of my personal favorites.

Here is another one (I just submitted to David's site):

It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

Alfred Tennyson
A former member
Post #: 21
And here is a whole site of quotes:
http://en.wikiquote.o...­
Sherry
SherryTX
Plano, TX
Post #: 133
I just read a great Thomas Sowell "Random Thought" on capmag that I didn't see in there yet that I added:

"The biggest enemy of real equality is make-believe equality. "
David V.
HeroicLife
Shanghai, CN
Post #: 25
And here is a whole site of quotes:
http://en.wikiquote.o...­
I actually added most of the quotes to the WikiQuote page based on my database. smile

I've used my database to update a number of other WikiQuote pages, like
http://en.wikiquote.o...­
http://en.wikiquote.o...­
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