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Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 11.
    Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
    (Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), U.S. abolitionist, writer, editor. Philothea: A Romance, ch. 19 (1836).)
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  • 12.
    It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
    (Kent Nerburn (20th century), U.S. theologian and author. Letters to My Son, ch. 25 (1994).)
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  • 13.
    I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 21, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1961). Civilization and Its Discontents (1931).)
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  • 14.
    Marriages that made out of love (so-called "love-matches") have error as their father and misery (necessity) as their mother.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 267, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 389, "Love-Matches," (1878).)
  • 15.
    Fathers represent another way of looking at life—the possibility of an alternative dialogue.
    (Louise J. Kaplan (20th century), U.S. psychologist. Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual, ch. 4 (1978).)
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  • 16.
    To he who avenges a father, nothing is impossible.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodrigue, in The Cid, act 2, sc. 2 (1637).)
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  • 17.
    He was laughing when your father found him. He died laughing—in a strait-jacket.
    (John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter, and Karl Freund. Prof. Pearson (Leonard Mudie), The Mummy, talking to Frank Whemple about his father's assistant, who went mad when the mummy walked (1932). From the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.)
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  • 18.
    Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
    (Apocrypha. Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44:1.)
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  • 19.
    As a child I was middle-aged and cautious compared to my impulsive father.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 20.
    True maturity is only reached when a man realizes he has become a father figure to his girlfriends' boyfriends—and he accepts it.
    (Larry McMurtry (b. 1936), U.S. screenwriter, novelist, essayist. Danny Deck, in Some Can Whistle, pt. 1, ch. 12 (1989).)
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