Quotations About / On: SON

  • 1.
    In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
    (Croesus (d. c. 560 B.C.), Lydian king. quoted in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, no. 149. Said to the Persian king Cambyses.)
  • 2.
    Algunos políticos son como los 'Pañales'- Hay que cambiarlos con frecuencia porque son muy sucios y 'HUELEN MAL'.
    (John F. Bisner)
  • 3.
    The death of a father is a handover ceremony that the son or sons must take over.
  • 4.
    At cheaper and nearer seats of Learning parents with slender incomes may place their sons in a course of education putting them on a level with the sons of the Richest.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison, p. 438, ed. Marvin Meyers, Indianapolis (1973).)
  • 5.
    If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. "The Devil Finds Work," sct. 1, The Price of the Ticket (first publ. 1976, 1985).)
  • 6.
    'O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and put your hope in Me, I will forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, if your sins were to reach the clouds of the sky, and you were to ask me for forgiveness, I will forgive you and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, if you were to come to Me with sins nearly the size of the earth, and you were to meet Me not associating anything with Me, then I would bring you forgiveness nearly the size of (the earth) .''
    ((Reported by al-Tirmidhi; Saheeh al-Jaami',4338) . (Saying of the Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him))
  • 7.
    My son died because of your ignorance and intolerance. I can't bring him back. But I can do my best to see that this never, ever happens to another person or another family again. I miss my son, but I'm proud to be able to say that he is my son.
    (Dennis Shepard (Matthew Shepard's Father) 1999 Speech in Court)
  • 8.
    Mothers easily become jealous of their sons' friends when they are particularly successful. As a rule a mother loves herself in her son more than she does the son himself.
    (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 385, "A Kind of Jealousy," (1878).)
  • 9.
    If you kill all daughters how will all sons marry?
    (Women, nation)
  • 10.
    “Loves the son stood stammering elocution while the poor ship in flames went down”
    (Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems, 1927-1979)
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