Monday, February 29, 2016

History is made by minorities

“It does not matter that only a few in each generation will grasp and achieve the full reality of  man’s proper stature–and that the rest will betray it. It is those few that move the world and give life its meaning–and it is those few that I have always sought to address. The rest are no concern of mine; it is not me or The Fountainhead that they will betray: it is their own souls.”

~ Ayn Rand in the introduction to The Fountainhead 

"History is made by minorities—or, more precisely, history is made by intellectual movements, which are created by minorities. Who belongs to these minorities? Anyone who is able and willing actively to concern himself with intellectual issues. Here, it is not quantity, but quality that counts (the quality—and consistency—of the ideas one is advocating)."

~ Ayn Rand in “What Can One Do?” Philosophy: Who Needs It

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