Quotes by fathers

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  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Family... the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children.
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
    Source: De slinger van Foucault (2007) 60
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    Norman Schwarzkopf
    American general 1934-2012
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    A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling
    English writer 1865-1936
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    All we have of freedom - all we use or know - this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    America's founding fathers did not intend to take religion out of education. Many of the nation's greatest universities were founded by evangelists and religious leaders; but many of these have lost the founders concept and become secular institutions. Because of this attitude, secular education is stumbling and floundering.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
  • Burgess Owens
    Burgess Owens
    American football player 1951-
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    As its citizens humbly recommit to an acceptance of guidance from the God of our fathers, our nation will once again see the miraculous resurrection of the proud, responsible, visionary black father. And with him, his family and community will be lifted.
  • Edward. E. Cummings
    Edward. E. Cummings
    American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright 1894-1962
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    At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
  • Carol P. Christ
    Carol P. Christ
    American feminist historian and author 1945-
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    Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.
    Source: Laughter of Aphrodite: reflections on a journey to the goddess (1987)
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don't criticize
    What you can't understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is rapidly agin'.
    Source: The Times They Are A-Changin (1964)
  • Barber Conable
    Barber Conable
    American politician 1922-2003
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    Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
  • Aleksander Kwasniewski
    Aleksander Kwasniewski
    Polish politician and journalist 1954-
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    Every man is responsible only for his own acts. The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers. But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?
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