Ayn Rand

“The respectable family that supports worthless relatives or covers up their crimes in order to "protect the family name"(as if the moral stature of one man could be damaged by the actions of another)
-the bum who boasts that his great-grandfather was an empire-builder, or the small-town spinster who boasts that her maternal great-uncle was a state senator and her third cousin gave a concert at carnegie hall (as if the achievement of one man could rub off on the mediocrity of another)
-the parents who search geneological trees in order to evaluate their prospective son-in-law.
-the celebrity who starts his autobiography with a detailed account of his family history
-All these are samples of racism.”


Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
tags: racism, samples
Read more quotes from Ayn Rand


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes
My Quotes
Add A Quote

This Quote Is From

The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism by Ayn Rand
10,396 ratings, average rating, 407 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...