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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.

  • 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... when millions are slaughtered, when torture is practiced, starvation enforced, oppression made a policy, as at present over a large part of the world, and as it has often been in the past, it must be at the behest of very many good people, and even by their direct action, for what they consider a worthy object.

  • The great truth is that women actually like men, and men can never believe it.

    • Isabel Paterson

Isabel Paterson, Canadian-U.S. journalist, novelist, political philosopher, literary critic

(1886 - 1961)

Born: Isabel Mary Bowler.