Some socialist views of Ellsworth M. Toohey that are surprisingly actual today in the West

- Speaking anatomically  the heart is our most valuable organ. The brain is a superstition.

- In spiritual matters there is a simple, infallible test: everything that proceeds from the ego is evil; everything that proceeds from from love for others is good.

- The worst folk song is superior to the best symphony.

- A man braver than his brothers insults them by implication. Let us aspire to no virtue which cannot be shared.

- I have yet to see a genius or a hero who, if stuck with a burning match, would feel less pain than his undistinguished average brother.

- Genius is an exaggeration of dimension. So is elephantiasis. Both may be only a disease.

- We are all brothers under the skin - and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.

Ayn Rand - The Fountainhead