Quotes by house-fathers

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  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
  • 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
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
  • Ben Johnson
    Ben Johnson
    English playwright and poet 1572-1637
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    Woman, the more careful she is about her face, the more careless about her house.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's house is in flames.
  • Bronson Pinchot
    Bronson Pinchot
    American actor 1959-
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    'Restoring' is a very arrogant concept. If you're taking a house from 1812, do you restore it to how it looked the day after it was built, or restore it to the way it looked in 1828, or the way it looked in 1872? Do the minimum to stop it from falling apart, and then get away.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
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    'The Butler' has virtually nothing in common with its source material, the life of White House butler Gene Allen, except for the fact that the main character of the film and Allen were both black butlers in the White House.
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    'Tis ill talking of halters in the house of a man that was hanged.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
    Sydney Smith
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    A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
  • Bill Bryson
    Bill Bryson
    American-British author 1951-
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    A friend Alan and I ended up in an Outback pub in a place called Daly Waters and apparently, he says, in the course of this very lively evening we spent there I offered to do a house swap with a family from Korea. We weren't sure whether they were from North Korea or South Korea.
    Source: Interview with Stanfords Newsletter (June 2001)
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house.
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