(1912 quotes found)
“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”
“When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.”
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.”
“You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.”
Walter M. Schirra Sr.
“A single son endowed with good qualities is far better than a hundred devoid of them.”
“What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.”
“As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.”
“Croesus said to Cambyses; That peace was better than war; because in peace the sons did bury their fathers, but in wars the fathers did bury their sons”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.”
“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.”
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