Ayn Rand quote on money.

Money is your means of survival. The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men’s vices or men’s stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers your scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment’s or a penny’s worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. Then you’ll scream that money is evil. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? Evil, because it would not let you enjoy your depravity? Is this the root of your hatred of money?

Ayn Rand



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2 responses to “Ayn Rand quote on money.

  1. Yes I found this quote to be interesting. And you could be right about the pot calling the kettle black!

  2. It’s funny to see Ayn Rand say things like “would not pinch-hit for your self-respect” with regards to money. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black to me…