Quotations About / On: BROTHER

  • 41.
    One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. Flight to Arras, ch. 23 (1942).)
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  • 42.
    Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide: in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt son and father.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gloucester, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 2, l. 106-9.)
  • 43.
    The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
    (Tennessee Williams (1914-1983), U.S. dramatist. Gutman, in Camino Real, block 2. Birth name Thomas Lanier Williams.)
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  • 44.
    Best masters for the young writer and speaker are the fault- finding brothers and sisters at home who will not spare him, but will pick and cavil, and tell the odious truth.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 10, ed. Edward Everett Emerson (1909-1914).)
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  • 45.
    What a fool Honesty is! and Trust, his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Autolycus, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 4, l. 595-6. He finds it easy to cheat the honest shepherds.)
  • 46.
    Let nothing come between you and the light. Respect men and brothers only.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, March 27, 1848, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 164, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 47.
    Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness—a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
    (William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), U.S. poet, editor. Speech, December 15, 1851.)
  • 48.
    A dilettantism in nature is barren and unworthy. A fop of fields is no better than his brother on Broadway.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nature," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 49.
    I think that Nature meant kindly when she made our brothers few. However, my voice is still for peace.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, November 14, 1847, to Ralph Waldo Emerson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 141, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 50.
    The hawk is aerial brother of the wave which he sails over and surveys, those his perfect air-inflated wings answering to the elemental unfledged pinions of the sea.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 176, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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