Sons Quotes

Martin luther king, jr. - i have a dream that one day... the sons of former...
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Eustace Budgell

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
Thomas Carlyle
Helen kelle - many persons have a wrong idea of what...
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
George Santayana
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost, (attributed)

Homer, the odyssey - for rarely are sons similar to their fathers:...
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
Aristotle, Politics
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
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot
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, 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
A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness.
Robert Cecil
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 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
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell.
H. L. Mencken
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
Most things break, including hearts. The lessons of life amount not to wisdom, but to scar tissue and callus.
Walter Stegne
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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
No two persons ever read the same book.
Edmund Wilson
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
When I was young, I was sure of many things now there are only two things of which I am sure one is, that I am a miserable sinner and the other, that Christ is an all - Sufficient Saviour. He is well - Taught who learns these two lessons.
John Newton
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen
Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Anonymous
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]
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
In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem.
J. Deville
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road
Eventually, there will not be enough prisons if there are not enough good homes.
Neal A. Maxwell
Do definite good first of all to yourself, then to definite persons.
John Lancaster Spalding
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
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
R. Buckminster Fulle
The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning.
George Frost Kennan
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons.
Walt Whitman
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
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
Time as he grows old teaches many lessons.
Aeschylus
First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again - And, moreover, give reasons why we believe.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
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