Quotations About / On:
Blessed is a soul who has been gifted with a daughter
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).)
The daughters of delight now pump iron.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Caution is the daughter of circumspection, but she tends to outgrow her mother.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808).)
Morality measured in centimeters: all mothers believe that only their daughters dance decently.
(José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 41, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
No mother-in-law ever remembers that she was once a daughter-in-law.
Do not sell her in the flesh market. She is after all someone's daughter.
I thought about all of us women and how we spend half our lives rebelling against our mothers and the next half rebelling against our daughters.
(Lois Wyse (20th century), U.S. author. Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother, "Diary of a Mad Grandmother," (1990).)
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).)