Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
    (Apocrypha. Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44:1.)
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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    Everything good is the transmutation of something evil: every god has a devil for a father.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 195, selection 5[1], number 68, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
  • 45.
    I answered my father's demands for sympathy with silence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 46.
    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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  • 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).)
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  • 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).)
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  • 50.
    Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.
    (Luis Buñuel (1900-1983), Spanish filmmaker. My Last Sigh, ch. 6 (1983).)
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