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.)
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  • 2.
    The death of a father is a handover ceremony that the son or sons must take over.
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  • 3.
    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).)
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  • 4.
    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).)
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  • 5.
    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).)
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  • 6.
    “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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  • 7.
    Dessert is a son's pardon.
    (from 'Inside My Father's Bomber Dream - After Richard Hugo')
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  • 8.
    A cemetery of Christians is the land of the rising sons.
    (Dennis Lange)
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  • 9.
    The fundamentalist the grandfather, the fanatic the father and he the son terrorist.
    (Fundamentalist grandfather's son is the fanatic and his son a terrorist)
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  • 10.
    Despite stoning them demons still give births to twins daughters and sons.
    (Devils belong to humans.)
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