Sons Quotes

Frank herbert, chenoeh:
My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now. - - Comment made 10 April 1962 in reaction to news that U. S. Steel was raising prices by $6 per ton, right after the unions negotiated a modest new contract under pressure from JFK to keep inflation down.
John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days, " by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. [1965]

George frost kennan - the very concept of history implies the scholar...
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot
Anita brookne - the lessons taught in great books are misleading....
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

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
James Arthur Baldwin
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
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lessons afterwards.
Vernon Law
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
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
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
Blaise Pascal
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
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.
H. L. Mencken
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy!
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - - Indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.
Richard Dawkins
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.
Stanley Lindquist
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Warren Bennis
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!
Friedrich Nietzsche
A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
Thomas Carlyle
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
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
Willis Whitney
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to opress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass, Speech, April 1886
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
Marlene Dietrich
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
Do definite good first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
John Lancaster Spalding
I believe, with abiding conviction, that this people - Nurtured by their deep faith, tutored by their hard lessons, moved by their high aspirations - Have the will to meet the trials that these times impose.
Lyndon B. Johnson
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost, (attributed)
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
Bertrand Russell
There are always reasons for murdering a man. But there is no justification for his existence.
Albert Camus, The Fall
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
Epictetus
The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile.
Bertrand Russell
No two persons ever read the same book.
Edmund Wilson
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
Kahlil Gibran
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self - Gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Kelle
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
Experience is a hard teacher becuase she gives the tests first, the lessons afterwards.
Vernon Suanders Law, Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul: Tough Stuff
It is a lovely thing to have a husband and wife developing together and having the feeling of falling in love again. That is what marriage really means helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.
Paul Tournie