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Quote Left It is a wise father that knows his own child. Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The word was born in the blood, grew in the dark body, beating, and took flight through the lips and the mouth. Farther away and nearer still, still it came from dead fathers and from wondering races, from lands which had turned to stone, lands weary of their poor tribes, for when grief took to the roads the people set out and arrived and married new land and water to grow their words again. And so this is the inheritance; this is the wavelength which connects us with dead men and the dawning of new beings not yet come to light. Quote Right
by Pablo Neruda | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Thinking as I do that the Creator of this world is a very cruel being, and being a worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: the Son, O how unlike the Father! First God Almighty comes with a thump on the head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it. Quote Right
by William Blake | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, I'm glad to go, for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, I try to be willing, while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together. Quote Right
by Louisa May Alcott | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago. Quote Right
by Rudyard Kipling | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Dame Poverty gave me my name, And Pain godfathered me. Quote Right
by Countee Cullen | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left My father and he had one of those English friendships which begin by avoiding intimacies and eventually eliminate speech altogether. Quote Right
by Jorge Luis Borges | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all. Quote Right
by Alice Walker | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Nothing feebler than a man does the earth raise up, of all the things which breathe and move on the earth, for he believes that he will never suffer evil in the future, as long as the gods give him success and he flourishes in his strength; but when the blessed gods bring sorrows too to pass, even these he bears, against his will, with steadfast spirit, for the thoughts of earthly men are like the day which the father of gods and men brings upon them. Quote Right
by Homer | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him, he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul. Quote Right
by Kahlil Gibran | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels. Quote Right
by Thomas Traherne | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land... Quote Right
by Bob Dylan | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. Quote Right
by Louisa May Alcott | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. (Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland) Quote Right
by Wilfred Owen | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Do they know they're old, these two who are my father and my mother whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold? Quote Right
by Elizabeth Jennings | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A dryness is upon the house My father loved and tended. Quote Right
by Gwendolyn Brooks | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. Quote Right
by Mark Twain | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. Quote Right
by John Ciardi | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. Quote Right
by Homer | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Never to walk from the station's lamps and laurels Carrying my father's lean old leather case... Quote Right
by Philip Larkin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life. Quote Right
by Samuel Butler | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There they lived on, those New England people, farmer lives, father and grandfather and great-grandfather, on and on without noise, keeping up... Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. Quote Right
by Victor Hugo | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness. When we allow ourselves to believe we are, we lose touch with parts of ourselves defined as unacceptable by that consciousness; with the vital toughness and visionary strength of the angry grandmothers, the fierce market women of the Ibo's Women's War, the marriage-resisting women silk workers of pre-Revolutionary China, the millions of widows, midwives, and the women healers tortured and burned as witches for three centuries in Europe. Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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