Quotations About / On: BROTHER

  • 41.
    What a fool Honesty is! and Trust, his sworn brother, a very simple gentleman!
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Autolycus, in The Winter's Tale, act 4, sc. 4, l. 595-6. He finds it easy to cheat the honest shepherds.)
  • 42.
    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).)
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  • 43.
    Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness—a 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.)
  • 44.
    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).)
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  • 45.
    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).)
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  • 46.
    The hawk is aerial brother of the wave which he sails over and surveys, those his perfect air-inflated wings answering to the elemental unfledged pinions of the sea.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 176, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 47.
    Many of our German friends before the war would come as our guest to hunt wild pig. I refused to invite Goering. I could not tolerate his killing a wild pig— seemed too much like brother against brother.
    (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, U.S. director, screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Countess (Danielle Darrieux), Five Fingers (1952).)
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  • 48.
    All my brothers, my brothers-in-law, they're always telling me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you get to be a real professor of pain.
    (Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter. Marty (Ernest Borgnine), Marty (1955).)
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  • 49.
    We came into the world like brother and brother;
    And now let's go hand in hand, not one before another.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Dromio of Ephesus, in The Comedy of Errors, act 5, sc. 1, l. 425-6. To his twin Dromio of Syracuse, at the end of the play.)
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  • 50.
    Our political emancipation and its derivatives (e.g. academic freedom and freedom of expression) have yet to bear fruit once we start asking a few questions; who am I addressing, what am I addressing and lastly, have my indigent brothers and sisters actually felt my presence when confronted with a very harsh reality?
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