Sons Quotes

Rudyard kipling - we have forty million reasons for failure, but...
There are always reasons for murdering a man. But there is no justification for his existence.
Albert Camus, The Fall

The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Anita Brookne
Ronald reagan - abortion is advocated only by persons who have...
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 persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Lyndon b. johnson, december 13, 1963 - we can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot...
Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.
A. Bartlett Giamatti, President of Yale University
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. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.
Anonymous
Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.
May Sarton
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
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Eustace Budgell
In communities where men build ships for their own sons to fish or fight from, quality is never a problem.
J. Deville
Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.
Martha Beck, O Magazine, February 2003
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
R. Buckminster Fulle
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
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace - - In peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
Croesus of Lydia
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Some of the best lessons we ever learn are learned from past mistakes. The error of the past is the wisdom and success of the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turne
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot
I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.
Dame Edith Sitwell
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
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons.
Walt Whitman
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
The difficulties we experience Always illuminate the lessons we need most.
Unknown
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
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 difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
Benjamin Disraeli
We want far better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them.
Dora Russell
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
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison.
Henry David Thoreau
We have a lot of reasons but only one real one.
Pablo Picasso
We can forgive you for killing our sons. But we will never forgive you for making us kill yours.
Golda Meir, to Anwar Saddat just before the peace talks.
Our heart has its reasons that reason cannot know.
Blaise Pascal
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 there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.
John le Carre
By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.
Charles Dickens
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.