The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.— Taylor Caldwell
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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.
Don't let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone.
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.
Mankind adores its betrayers, and murders its saviors.
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.
A wise man distrusts his neighbor. A wiser man distrusts both his neighbor and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government.
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.
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.
The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.
The stalwart soul has the will to live and is eager for the race.
Men who retain irony are not to be trusted.
They can't always resist an impulse to tickle themselves.
'He is very ugly,' said his mother.
Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls
Though I am a Catholic, a professing one, I have serious doubts about the survival of the human personality after death.
People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
I converse with my dog through ESP
I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it
Despair is sometimes the great energizer of the mind, though sometimes its flowering may be sterile.
I have anonymously helped many thousands
Reading, not just an escape, but an exercise in living.
The world is a penal institution.
My childhood was appalling.
God's 'failures' are really man's failures.
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.
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
One, if one is sensible, blames government, not the servers of government, not those entangled in their governments.
My relatives used to laugh when I talked of being a writer.
I never deviated from my grim determination to someday have all the money I needed and wanted.
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.
The human race is not very admirable. It was a big mistake of God's.
No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men, but that does not enrage me
The more wants a man has, the less freedom.
I have written two medical novels. I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation
Saints rarely have friends; they are usually hated and derided, for they love and love is always rejected by hard-hearted men....saints do not advertise themselves; good men do not seek out a name in the world....the saints did what they did almost in stealth, asking nothing except that men love God.
I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world
Corrupt citizens breed corrupt rulers, and it is the mob who finally decides when virtue shall die.
My literary success meant nothing to me
My dreams are all follies.
Every ambitious would-be empire, clarions it abroad that she is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and freedom, and it is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie; and it is an ancient lie, yet generations still rise and believe it.
The nature of human beings never changes;
it is immutable. The present generation of children and the present generation of young adults from the age of thirteen to eighteen is, therefore, no different from that of their great-great-grandparents. Political fads come and go; theories rise and fall; the scientific
Money? I lost all taste for it.
If there is a God, then he was particularly harsh to me
One of my grandsons used to insist, when he was only 3 or 4, that he had been born and had lived in India
I've always enjoyed poor health
It is not always wise to appear singular.
I'm not that interested in people
It is inevitable, that eventually the people will demand absolute security from the state... And absolute security is absolute slavery.
My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
. . . a statement that is repugnant to one's beliefs can be as true as one that is pleasurable.