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A Quote by Liza Minnelli on children, daughters, and tragedy

It was no great tragedy being Judy Garland's daughter. I had tremendously interesting childhood years-except they had little to do with being a child.

Liza Minnelli

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A Quote by Leonardo da Vinci on daughters, experience, and wisdom

Wisdom is the daughter of experience.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)

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A Quote by Laurie Jo Wojcik on daughters, fatherhood, and motherhood

Daughters go into analysis hating their fathers and come out hating their mothers. They never come out hating themselves.

Laurie Jo Wojcik

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A Quote by John Smith on age, christianity, compassion, daughters, debt, execution, fatherhood, heart, history, husbands, power, respect, salvation, sister, success, and women

Smith's first report of his salvation at the hands of Pocahontas evidently occurs in a 1616 letter to Queen Anne, written to notify the Crown of his debt to the Indian princess "before she [Pocahontas] arrived at London. . . . "(John Smith, The General History of Virginia) Pocahontas disembarked at Plymouth, England with her husband, John Rolfe, on June 31, 1616, to become the first Indian woman ever to visit Britain. Her subsequent success with the royal court is well-known. "That some ten yeeres agoe being in Virginia, and taken prisoner by the power of Powhatan their chiefe king, I received from this great Salvage exceeding great courtesie, especially from his sonne Nantaquaus . . . and his sister Pocahontas, the kings most deare and wel-beloved daughter, being but a childe of twelve or thirteen yeeres of age, whose compassionate pitifull heart, of my desperate estate, gave me much cause to respect her: I being the first Christian this proud king and his grim attendants ever saw: and thus inthralled in their barbarous power, I cannot say I felt the least occasion of want that was in the power of those my mortall foes to prevent, notwithstanding al their threats. After some six weeks fatting amongst those Salvage Courtiers, at the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her owne braines to save mine, and not onely that, but so prevailed with her father, that I was safely conducted to James towne..."

John Smith (1580 - 1631)

Source: Letter to Queen Anne, 1616

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A Quote by John Smith on books, daughters, death, devil, friendship, history, imagination, popularity, and salvation

In 1617, a new edition of Smith's True Relation went into print, in which the Pocahontas episode was appended as a sequence of footnotes to the narrative of Smith's captivity under Powhatan. Six years later, the story of Smith's salvation, now quite colorfully detailed, was incorporated into an extensively amended reprint of Symond's Proceedings, published as Book III of Smith's own history of Virginia. Since then, the tale has been firmly fixed in the popular imagination. "At last they brought him [Smith] to Meronocomoco, where was Powhatan their Emperor. ...[H]aving feasted him after their best barbarous manner they could, a long consultation was held, but the conclusion was, two great stones were brought before Powhatan : then as many as could layd hands on him, dragged him to them, and thereon laid his head, and being ready with their clubs, to beate out his braines, Pocahontas the kings dearest daughter, when no intreaty could prevaile, got his head in her armes, and laid her own upon his to save him from death: whereat the Emperour was contented he should live to make him hatchets, and her bells, beads, and copper... Two days after, Powhatan having disguised himselfe in the most fearfullest manner he could, caused Captaine Smith to be brought forth to great house in the woods... [T]hen Powhatan more like a devil then a man with some two hundred more as blacke as himselfe, came unto him and told him now they were friends, and presently he should goe to James towne..."

John Smith (1580 - 1631)

Source: The Generall History of Virginia, 1623

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A Quote by John Milton on daughters

Left that command Sole daughter of his voice.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book ix. Line 652.

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A Quote by John Milton on daughters, men, and sons

Adam the goodliest man of men since born His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book iv. Line 323.

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A Quote by John Milton on contentment, daughters, fatherhood, gold, good, judgment, liberty, life, nobility, parliament, praise, presidency, victory, and words

Daughter to that good Earl, once President Of England's Council, and her Treasury, Who lived in both, unstained with gold or fee, And left them both, more in himself content, Till sad the breaking of that Parliament Broke him, as that dishonest victory At Chaeronea, fatal to liberty, Killed with report that old man eloquent. Though later born than to have known the days Wherein your father flourished, yet by you, Madam, methinks I see him living yet; So well your words his noble virtues praise, That all both judge you to relate them true, And to possess them, honoured Margaret.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Sonnet X, To the Lady Margaret Ley

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A Quote by John Abernethy on advice, daughters, home, nature, needs, and play

Why, Madam, do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughter's? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play, and you will have no need of my advice.

John Abernethy (1764 - 1831)

Source: Familiar Medical Quotations, by Maurice B. Strauss, 1968.

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A Quote by Jessica Dubroff on adventure, daughters, death, and fatherhood

Speaking prophetically to the Times of London, before her fatal plane crash: This started off as a father-daughter adventure, and it's gotten wonderfully out of hand. . . . I'm going to fly till I die.

Jessica Dubroff

Source: 1996

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