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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 We are astonished and devastated to learn of the hidden life of Neil Entwistle. We never suspected that Neil was anything other than a loving father, a trusted son-in-law and a husband. Quote Right
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Quote Left I've always followed my father's advice he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble. Quote Right
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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 Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Quote Right
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Quote Left Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men. Quote Right
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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 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 All the great words, it seemed to Connie, were cancelled for her generation: love, joy, happiness, home, mother, father, husband, all these gr... Quote Right
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Quote Left The only perfect love to be found on earth is not sexual love, which is riddled with hostility and insecurity, but the wordless commitment of families, which takes as its model mother-love. This is not to say that fathers have no place, for father-love, with its driving for self-improvement and discipline, is also essential to survival, but that uncorrected father-love, father-love as it were practiced by both parents, is a way to annihilation. Quote Right
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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 'I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.' Quote Right
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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 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 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 Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land... Quote Right
by Bob Dylan | ...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 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 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 The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Quote Right
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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 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 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 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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