Quotations About / On: FATHER

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
    (Apocrypha. Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 44:1.)
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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    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 Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.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.)
  • 48.
    I answered my father's demands for sympathy with silence.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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