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Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 41.
    I answered my father's demands for sympathy with silence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 42.
    Fathers have a lot to do to make up for having sons.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 266, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 382, "Fathers and Sons," (1878).)
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  • 43.
    My taking a seat on the Council of the Fathers caused a desperate fluttering among my ghosts.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 44.
    Thanksgiving Day—A day devoted by persons with inflammatory rheumatism to thanking a loving Father that it is not hydrophobia.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).)
    More quotations from: H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken, father
  • 45.
    Boredom, not the will, is the mother of change. Necessity is the father.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 46.
    Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It had no mother.
    (Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "The Psychological Sell," (1970).)
    More quotations from: Germaine Greer, father, mother
  • 47.
    No one could be the way I remember my father.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, remember, father
  • 48.
    It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
    (George Washington (1732-1799), U.S. general, president. letter, Jan. 15, 1783.)
  • 49.
    A true king is neither husband nor father; he considers his throne and nothing else.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Nicomède, in Nicomède, act 4, sc. 3 (1651).)
    More quotations from: Pierre Corneille, husband, father
  • 50.
    When we say a woman is of a certain social class, we really mean her husband or father is.
    (Zoë Fairbairns (b. 1948), British author. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 9, 1983).)
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