Alexander L. Belikoff

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Ayn Rand
“there’s nothing of any importance in life—except how well you do your work. Nothing. Only that. Whatever else you are, will come from that. It’s the only measure of human value. All the codes of ethics they’ll try to ram down your throat are just so much paper money put out by swindlers to fleece people of their virtues. The code of competence is the only system of morality that’s on a gold standard.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand
“I’ve hired you to do a job, not to do your best—whatever that is.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand
“This country was the only country in history born, not of chance and blind tribal warfare, but as a rational product of man’s mind. This country was built on the supremacy of reason—and, for one magnificent century, it redeemed the world.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand
“But if a man knows that what he’s done is good?” “Then he ought to apologize for it.” “To whom?” “To those who haven’t done it.”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Neil Gaiman
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.

So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
Neil Gaiman

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