At cheaper and nearer seats of Learning parents with slender incomes may place their sons in a course of education putting them on a level with the sons of the Richest.
(James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison, p. 438, ed. Marvin Meyers, Indianapolis (1973).)
Mothers easily become jealous of their sons' friends when they are particularly successful. As a rule a mother loves herself in her son more than she does the son himself.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 266, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 385, "A Kind of Jealousy," (1878).)
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).)
I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.
(Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), U.S. industrialist, philanthropist. Inscription in album. Quoted in Burton J. Hendrick, Life of Andrew Carnegie, vol. 1, ch. 17 (1932).
See also Carnegie's comment under "wealth.")
When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.
(James Carville (b. 1946), U.S. Democratic political advisor and author, and Mary Matalin, U.S. Republican political advisor, author. All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, epigraph, Random House (1994).)