Sons Quotes

Rudyard kipling - we have forty million reasons for failure, but...
Ideas are like wandering sons. They show up when you least expect them.
Bern Williams
Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.
May Sarton
Bertrand russell - the secret of happiness is this: let your...
Will durant - one of the lessons of history is that nothing is...
One thing is clear to me. You cant know everything youd like to know. You cant do everything youd like to do. You cant read everything youd like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life.
Real Live Preache
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost, (attributed)
There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.
J. W. Alexande
The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.
Arthur Schopenhaue
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach.
Edgar Albert Guest
If it were natural for father to care for their sons, they would not need so many laws commanding them to do so.
Phyllis Chesle
The best government rests on the people, and not on the few, on persons and not on property, on the free development of public opinion and not on authority.
George Bancroft
We do not regret the loss of our friends by reasons of their merit, but because of our needs and for the good opinion that we believed them to have held of us.
La Rochefoucauld
The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subltly and feel nobly.
Aldous Huxley
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Aristotle, Rhetoric
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy!
Friedrich Nietzsche
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons.
Walt Whitman
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
The difficulties we experience Always illuminate the lessons we need most.
My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now. On steel industry executives who increased prices.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
Aldous Huxley
Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions their reasons are always different.
George Santayana
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen
A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Sidney J. Harris
No two persons ever read the same book.
Edmund Wilson
I have a dream that one day... the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
Blaise Pascal
The people who teach us that it is wrong to be skeptical are themselves the reasons that we should be skeptical.
Donald G. Smith
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Anita Brookne
The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety.
Charles Robert Darwin
Do definite good first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
John Lancaster Spalding
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurber, in Edward R. Murrow television interview
Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.
Sir Richard Steele
Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons.
Will Cuppy
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
James Thurbe
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - - That is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
James Thurbe