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I answered my father's demands for sympathy with silence.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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).)
No one could be the way I remember my father.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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.)
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).)
Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.
(Luis Buñuel (1900-1983), Spanish filmmaker. My Last Sigh, ch. 6 (1983).)
The Founding Fathers were nothing more than a bunch of snobby English shits.
(Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall), Secret Honor (1984).
Fictional play based on Richard Nixon.)
They (the poets) are to us in a manner the fathers and authors of the wisdom.
(Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Lysis, 214 A....)
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Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.
(Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian political philosopher, statesman. The Prince, ch. 17 (1514).)
He who wearies of a king can weary of a father.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. King Prusias, in Nicomède, act 2, sc. 1 (1651).
The king speaks of his rebellious son.)