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Character, I am sure, lies in the genes. ...
by Taylor Caldwell

Character, I am sure, lies in the genes.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

I am deeply convinced that happiness does not exist in this world.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have always had a horror and detestation of poverty.
- Taylor Caldwell

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I often reread books I have written.
- Taylor Caldwell

My literary success meant nothing to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

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


 

Tel Aviv appeals to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

I am a Westerner of Westerners!
- Taylor Caldwell

The stalwart soul has the will to live and is eager for the race.
- Taylor Caldwell

Women's Lib? I couldn't stand it.
- Taylor Caldwell

If genetic memory or racial memory persists,
is it possible that individual memory also exists from previous lives?
- Taylor Caldwell

I am not convinced that there is such a thing as a soul.
- Taylor Caldwell

I am the skeptic of skeptics.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

At 8, I made a pact with God.
- Taylor Caldwell

If there is a God, then he was particularly harsh to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have thought that I have seen ghosts on many occasions.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have had four happy days in my life,
and three of them turned out to be illusions.
- Taylor Caldwell

I will know him by his eyes.
- Taylor Caldwell

My childhood was appalling.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics
of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

I have been the victim of heartless malice.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.
- Taylor Caldwell

If they can't do it in California, it can't be done anywhere.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have been constantly betrayed and deceived all my life.
- Taylor Caldwell

I wanted to acquire an education, work extremely hard
and never deviate from my goal,
to make it.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
- Taylor Caldwell

The feeble soul merely whines and complains.
- Taylor Caldwell

Even the most malignant gods would not continue to
inflict life upon humanity,
time without end.
- Taylor Caldwell

I've always enjoyed poor health.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

I gratefully look forward to oblivion,
but I must be sure of it.
- Taylor Caldwell

I never deviated from my grim determination to someday
have all the money I needed and wanted.
- Taylor Caldwell

I'm not that interested in people.
- Taylor Caldwell

It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
- Taylor Caldwell

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

Money? I lost all taste for it.
- 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.
- Taylor Caldwell

I have anonymously helped many thousands.
- Taylor Caldwell

Are we not all desperate one way or another?
- Taylor Caldwell

I converse with my dog through ESP.
- Taylor Caldwell

The world is a penal institution.
- Taylor Caldwell

My dreams are all follies.
- 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.
- Taylor Caldwell

Those who claim to have had happy lives seem to be silly fools.
- Taylor Caldwell

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
- Anonymous

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

We can't control the impressions others form about us,
and the effort to do so only debases our character.
- Epictetus

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

I have a dream that my four little children will one day
live in a nation where they will
not be judged by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are,
while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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