Sunday 13 November 2022

"Failure is not un-Russian."


"Who doesn’t hate failure’? Should one love it? Is there a nation on earth that doesn’t hate it? Surely, one would have to say that failure is un-British or un-French or un-Chinese. I can think of only one nation to whom this would not apply: failure is not un-Russian (in a sense which is deeper than politics)."
          ~ Ayn Rand, on her country of birth, from her essay 'Apollo & Dionysus'

1 comment:

MarkT said...

I doubt Russia is unique in this regard. It’s just one country she was most familiar with and had the most impact on her.