Quotations on Fathers
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Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease, and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot iron if they did not desist from their vices.
- Peter Lewis Allen
(Keywords: Disease, Fathers, Vices)
Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
- John Amery
(Keywords: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)
And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Conservative, Constitution, Country, Fathers, Founding)
Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King's daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.
- Joan of Arc
(Keywords: God, Daughter, Fathers, Mothers)
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
(Keywords: Children, Fathers, Mothers)
In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry.
- Roger Ascham
(Keywords: Time, Books, Chivalry, End, Fathers, Man, Nothing, Reading)
A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Children, Fathers, Man, World)
Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Government, Survival, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Order)
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 A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Father, Son, Earth, Fathers, Glory, Sons)
People are concerned, here again, about life, and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Life, People, Attention, Fathers, World)
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
- Charles A. Beard
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Reputation, Struggle)
I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Being, Fathers, Speech)
The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized.
- Michael Beschloss
(Keywords: America, Fathers, Founding)
Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Marriage, Fathers, Founding, states)
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Purpose, Fathers, Founding, Newspapers, Post, Washington)
The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Government, People, Fathers, Founding, Press, Protection, Secrets)
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom
(Keywords: Success, Idea, Children, Competence, Fathers, Mothers)
Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.
- Arna Bontemps
(Keywords: Dreams, Dance, Fathers, Jungle, Rain, Sky)
The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of law and equality before the law and no one above the law, that is a very viable vision, but instead of that, we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard
(Keywords: Equality, Vision, Fathers, Founding, Law, Mob)
English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did.
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Keywords: History, Men, American, English, Fathers, Trying)
But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)
I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd
(Keywords: Constitution, Extreme, Fate, Fathers, Forgetfulness)
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
- George Catlin
(Keywords: Fathers, Fire, Hunting, Sadness, Silence, Sun)
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Children, Fathers, Mothers, Ugly)
Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
- Martin Chemnitz
(Keywords: Love, Diligence, Fathers, Praise, Scripture)
The founding fathers were not only brilliant, they were system builders and systematic thinkers. They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Visions)
Partly because his life ended before the age of 50, Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers, and he managed, with amazing consistency, to alienate most of them.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Age, Life, Consistency, Fathers, Founding)
As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Fathers, Misfortune, Sons)
Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority.
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Keywords: Congress, Democracy, Fathers, Founding, Majority, Will)
All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.
- Catherine Deneuve
(Keywords: Women, Fathers, Obsessions, Trouble)
It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.
- Chauncey Depew
(Keywords: Fathers, Pity)
That satisfied me until I began to figure that if God loved all his children equally, why did he bother about my red hat and let other people lose their fathers and mothers for always?
- Frances Farmer
(Keywords: God, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers)
They were singing, Gillette, the best a man can get, with a lot of guys hugging their fathers and sailing and riding bikes. I suddenly felt a long way from the best a man could get and I thought it would be nice to get from there to the best.
- Craig Ferguson
(Keywords: Thought, Fathers, Man, Singing)
If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Blame, Fathers, Mothers, Tragedy, World)
Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold.
- Garet Garrett
(Keywords: Power, Fathers, Law, Loyalty)
Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater
(Keywords: Equality, Time, Conformity, Fathers, First, Founding, Liberty)
We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?
- Ellen Goodman
(Keywords: Fathers, Mothers)
We were not fathers also to convey the promise, as Abraham was; nor although the promise, as collectively taken, had belonged to us, as to Abraham it did.
- Thomas Goodwin
(Keywords: Fathers, Promise)
Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education.
- Tipper Gore
(Keywords: Education, Family, Work, Balance, Children, Culture, Fathers, Media, Past)
We grew up as kids watching those movies and we were exposed to themes of civil rights, unfairness, bigotry and fathers struggling against the kind of mob of the town, so you remember how you felt as a kid being taken seriously, that you are part of the human drama.
- Rachel Griffiths
(Keywords: Movies, Being, Bigotry, Civil rights, Drama, Fathers, Kids, Mob)
The modern minds in each generation are the critics who preserve us from a petrifying world, who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers.
- Edith Hamilton
(Keywords: Fathers, Will, World)
It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers.
- Ian Hart
(Keywords: People, Desire, Drama, Fathers, Play)
In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to secure our independence and the liberties that remain the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Nation, Summer, Today)
Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
- Amy Heckerling
(Keywords: Babies, Baby, Care, Fathers, Mothers, Needs)
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
(Keywords: Peace, War, Fathers, Sons)
It goes without saying that the Jewish people can have no other goal than Palestine and that, whatever the fate of the proposition may be, our attitude toward the land of our fathers is and shall remain unchangeable.
- Theodor Herzl
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Goal, Fate, Fathers, Land, May, Palestine, Saying)
If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home.
- Theodor Herzl
(Keywords: Home, Fathers, Land, Reason)
I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: Happiness, Fathers, Founding, Mistakes)
Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Keywords: Fathers, Neighbors, Reason)
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
(Keywords: Fathers, Sons)