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Quotations About / On: SON

  • 1.
    In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
    (Croesus (d. c. 560 B.C.), Lydian king. quoted in Francis Bacon, Apophthegms, no. 149. Said to the Persian king Cambyses.)
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  • 2.
    The sons of delight now shave their bodies.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 3.
    Barnaby, the idiot, is the murderer's own son.
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. Review of Charles Dickens' Barnaby Rudge, Saturday Evening Post (1841). Solving the whodunit.)
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    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).)
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  • 5.
    Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. repr. In Music at Night and Other Essays (1949). "Vulgarity in Literature," (1930).)
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    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).)
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  • 7.
    The said doctor can easily practise upon a page, and, if he does well, he can use his remedies on my son.
    (Catherine De' Medici (1519-1589), French queen (1547-1559); regent and advisor to her son, King Charles IX (1560-1574). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 8, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923). Said c. 1572 with reference to her youngest son, Francis, duke of Alencon and Anjou (1554-1584), who Queen Elizabeth I of England (1533-1603) was being urged to marry. Elizabeth expressed many reservations, including Alencon's youth and badly smallpox-scarred face. An English doctor asked permission to remove the scars. In the end, Elizabeth never married at all.)
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  • 8.
    Every man is the son of his own works.
    (Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish writer. Don Quixote, in Don Quixote, pt. 1, bk. 1, ch. 4, trans. by P. Motteux (1605).)
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  • 9.
    You must be afraid, my son. That is how one becomes an honest citizen.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, philosopher, dramatist, political activist. Mother to her young son in The Flies, act 1, Gallimard (1947).)
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  • 10.
    This mania of the mothers of the period, to be constantly in pursuit of a son-in-law.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. Armance, ch. V, Urbain Canel (1827), trans. C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1946.)
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