Isabel Paterson Quotes

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Isabel Paterson Quotes

Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.
— Isabel Paterson —

A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.

— Isabel Paterson

Most of the harm in the world is done by good people, and not by accident, lapse, or omission. It is the result of their deliberate actions, long persevered in, which they hold to be motivated by high ideals toward virtuous ends.

— Isabel Paterson

Trade and money, which go together in a stream of energy, inevitably wash away the enclosing walls of a society of status.

— Isabel Paterson

The philanthropist, the politician, and the pimp are inevitably found in alliance because they have the same motives, they seek the same ends, to exist for, through, and by others.

— Isabel Paterson

If there were just one gift you could choose, but nothing barred, what would it be? We wish you then your own wish; you name it. Ours is liberty, now and forever.

— Isabel Paterson

Now the sole remedy for the abuse of political power is to limit it; but when politics corrupt business, modern reformers invariably demand the enlargement of the political power.

— Isabel Paterson

What kind of world does the humanitarian contemplate as affording him full scope? It could only be a world filled with breadlines and hospitals, in which nobody retained the natural power of a human being to help himself or to resist having things done to him. And that is precisely the world that the humanitarian arranges when he gets his way.

— Isabel Paterson

If you go back 150 years you are a reactionary; but if you go back 1000 years, you are in the foremost ranks of progress.

— Isabel Paterson

It takes the best part of a lifetime to find out what you don't want.

— Isabel Paterson

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