Quotations About / On:
I'll kill you with my own hands rather than let you put the mark of Cain on my brother!
(Abraham Polonsky (b. 1910), U.S. screenwriter, and Ira Wolfert (b. 1908). Leo Morse (Thomas Gomez), Force of Evil, to Bauer, the numbers bookkeeper who snitched to the police (1948).)
There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jailkeeper.
(Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 106 (1955).)
One can be a brother only in something. Where there is no tie that binds men, men are not united but merely lined up.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. Flight to Arras, ch. 23 (1942).)
Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide: in cities, mutinies; in countries, discord; in palaces, treason; and the bond cracked 'twixt son and father.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gloucester, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 2, l. 106-9.)
The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
(Tennessee Williams (1914-1983), U.S. dramatist. Gutman, in Camino Real, block 2.
Birth name Thomas Lanier Williams.)
Best masters for the young writer and speaker are the fault- finding brothers and sisters at home who will not spare him, but will pick and cavil, and tell the odious truth.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. The Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 10, ed. Edward Everett Emerson (1909-1914).)
Let nothing come between you and the light. Respect men and brothers only.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, March 27, 1848, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 164, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatnessa harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster-children into strength and athletic proportion.
(William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), U.S. poet, editor. Speech, December 15, 1851.)
A dilettantism in nature is barren and unworthy. A fop of fields is no better than his brother on Broadway.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Nature," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
I think that Nature meant kindly when she made our brothers few. However, my voice is still for peace.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, November 14, 1847, to Ralph Waldo Emerson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 141, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)