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By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

An honest politician is either a hypocrite - or he is doomed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I shudder at the very thought of being born again into this world. Life to me . . . has been a monstrous, painful, agonizing affair, and the idea of repeating such an existence - even if better in a way - is horrifying to me. . . . I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

The very idea of carrying my memory into eternity devastated me, and I took refuge in atheism.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

What manner of men had lived in those days...who had so eagerly surrendered their sovereignty for a lie and a delusion? Why had they been so anxious to believe that the government could solve problems for them which had been pridefully solved, many times over, by their fathers? Had their characters become so weak and debased, so craven and emasculated, that offers of government dole had become more important than their liberty and their humanity? Had they not know that power delegated to the government becomes the club of tyrants? They must have known. They had their own history to remember, and the history of five thousand years. Yet, they had willingly and knowingly, with all this knowledge, declared themselves unfit to manage their own affairs and had placed their lives, which belonged to God only, in the hands of sinister men who had long plotted to enslave them, by wars, by "directives," by "emergencies." In the name of the American people, the American people had been made captive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

. . . a statement that is repugnant to one's beliefs can be as true as one that is pleasurable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I converse with my dog through ESP

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn back? It is up to you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

It is inevitable, that eventually the people will demand absolute security from the state... And absolute security is absolute slavery.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men, but that does not enrage me

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Despair is sometimes the great energizer of the mind, though sometimes its flowering may be sterile.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

People are scared to death of dying. I am the opposite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

If a nation has not God that nation must fall, but if a nation has God then all the powers of evil, and all the armies, cannot shake its foundations; no, not even if the whole world is arrayed against it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Yes," said Pericles. "Today's patriotism may be tomorrow's treason, if it serves any judge or politician. And so it would go with any statute you might define today, no matter how explicit the terms. Let us suppose that a future Roman Head of Stae is a plotting and ambitious his country. So he might say to his pople, 'I love my country and in the name of that love I propose such and such an amendment to the Constitution, of which our fathers would have approved in the light of today's needs and changing circumstances. In truth, the Constitution of our fathers really means so-and-so.' I assure you, gentlemen, that he will already have a band of fellow traitors who will uphold him, and help to confuse the citizens. Then, if any patriot would oppose him the traitor will denounce him for treason! You can be certain, then,, that the unfortunate patriot would suffer the penalty for the alleged crime.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

You can be happy with money and you can be wretched with it. It depends on what kind of person you are. -- A Prologue to Love

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Man was the outlaw, the rebel, the distorted shape that scarred the earth, the voice that silenced the music of Eden, the hand that raised up obscenities and blasphemies. Man was the pariah-dog, the moral leper in this translucent mirror of Heaven. He was the muddier of crystal waters, the despoiler of forests, the murderer of the innocent, the challenger against God. He was the assassin of the saints and the prophets, for they spoke of what he WOULD NOT HEAR, in the darkness of his spirit!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

But what was a body? Dust, dung, urine, itches. It was the light within which was important, and it was not significant if that light endured after death, or if the soul was blinded eternally in the endless night of the suspired flesh.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Republics never survive, for their people do not like freedom but prefer to be led and guided and flattered and seduced into slavery by a benevolent, or not so, benevolent despot. They want to worship Caesar. So, American republicanism will inevitably die and become a democracy, and then decline, as Aristotle said into a despotism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I often reread books I have written

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I will ge glad to have done with this life forever.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I have written two medical novels. I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Freedom was given to humanity by God. But, governments, if they can help it, never give freedom. They just hand out slavery with slogans.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Honest men live on charity in their age; the almshouses are full of men who never stole a copper penny. Honest men are the fools and the saints.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Money? I lost all taste for it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

You see, when a nation threatens another nation the people of the latter forget their factionalism, their local antagonisms, their political differences, their suspicions of each other, their religious hostilities, and band together as one unit. Leaders know that, and that is why so many of them whip up wars during periods of national crisis, or when the people become discontented and angry. This is the explanation of all wars, all racial and religious hatreds, all massacres, and all attempts at genocide.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I was never afraid of anything in the world except the dentist.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4, that he had been born and had lived in India

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Men who retain irony are not to be trusted. They can't always resist an impulse to tickle themselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

'He is very ugly,' said his mother.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Everyone living is doomed

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

One, if one is sensible, blames government, not the servers of government, not those entangled in their governments.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

We, perhaps, have corrupted our children and our grandchildren by heedless affluence, by a lack of manliness, by giving the younger generation more money and liberty than their youth can handle, by indoctrinating them with sinister ideologies and false values, by permitting them, as young children, to indulge themselves in imprudence to superiors and defiance of duly constituted authority, by lack of prudent, swift punishment when the transgressed, by coddling and pampering them when they were children and protecting them from a very dangerous world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don't betray each other.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

When the Romans looked a little baffled, he said, "Let us suppose that certain crimes in the Constitution you are now planning carry the capital penalty. And let us then suppose that future generations of politicians shall say, 'That is not exactly what our fathers intended in that particular table of law.' or, 'They really intended such and such.' Who can then refute the politicians? Who among you would be alive to insist that indeed the old meaning was intended? In hsort, different ages would have different interpretations for their own purposes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

The feeble soul merely whines and complains.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Corrupt citizens breed corrupt rulers, and it is the mob who finally decides when virtue shall die.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

We are not old unless we desire to be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

I have been the victim of heartless malice.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Are we not all desperate one way or another?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Taylor Caldwell

Animals do not betray; they do not exploit; they do not oppress; they do not enslave; they do not sin. They have their being, and their being is honest, and who can say this of man?