Sons Quotes

Ralph waldo emerson, journals, 1839 - the best effect of fine persons is felt after we...
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

Sir richard steele - whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing...
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
William shakespeare - strong reasons make strong actions....
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

Ideas are like wandering sons. They show up when you least expect them.
Bern Williams
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
The wise man does not permit himself to set up even in his own mind any comparisons of his friends. His friendship is capable of going to extremes with many people, evoked as it is by many qualities.
Charles Dudley Warne
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
Associate with well - Mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
Stanley Walke
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
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
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
John Adams
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
Thanksgiving Day is a day devoted by persons with inflammatory rheumatism to thanking a loving Father that it is not hydrophobia.
H. L. Mencken
If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger, how much happier we would all be.
Peter McWilliams, Life 101
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawer.
Robert Frost
We are not the same persons this year as last nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
Jacques Maritain
Do definite good; first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
John Lancaster Spalding
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.
Robertson Davies
It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living.
Simone de Beauvoi
Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.
Horace Mann
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
Aristotle, Rhetoric
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.
H. L. Mencken
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
Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
Joseph Addison
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
Now we are all sons of bitches.
Robert J. Oppenheimer, After viewing 1st full test of manhattan project at trinity, NM. Invention and Technology magazine, 2001
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
We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dear - Brought experience.
George Washington
Some persons are likeable in spite of their unswerving integrity.
Donald Robert Perry Marquis
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself.
James Thurbe
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
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
One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
Will Durant
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
The sins of the fathers are often visited upon the sons - In - Law.
Joan Kise
A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join.
Elbert Hubbard