Quotations About / On:
Habits are the daughters of action, but then they nurse their mother, and produce daughters after her image, but far more beautiful and prosperous.
(Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), British churchman, devotional writer. "Of Lukewarmness and Zeal," sermon 14, Twenty-Five Sermons (1651).)
The daughters of delight now pump iron.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
She would love still, but she would never again be tender till her daughter should have repudiated her base,her monstrous engagement.
(Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Lady Anna, vol. 2, ch. xx, London, Chapman and Hall (1874).)
Fathers and sons show much more consideration towards one another than mothers and daughters do.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 510, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 221, "Consideration," (1882).)
Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry?
(H. Ross Perot (b. 1930), U.S. business executive, 1992 U.S. presidential candidate. International Herald Tribune (Paris, October 29, 1992).)
Of all the haunting moments of motherhood, few rank with hearing your own words come out of your daughter's mouth.
(Victoria Secunda (20th century), U.S. psychologist and author. Women and Their Fathers, ch. 3 (1992).)
Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808).)
Revolution is like the daughters of Pelias: it cuts humanity to pieces in order to rejuvenate it.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835).)
Manfred, prince of Otranto, had one son and one daughter: the latter, a most beautiful virgin, aged eighteen, was called Matilda.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. The Castle of Otranto, ch. 1 (1764).
The first sentence of the first Gothic novel.)
I only have two rules for my newly born daughter: she will dress well and never have sex.
(John Malkovich (b. 1953), U.S. stage and screen actor. Independent on Sunday (London, April 5, 1992).)