A Quote by William Butler Yeats on fatherhood

Pardon, old fathers.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Responsibilities, 1914, preliminary poem

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A Quote by William Blake on danger, fatherhood, motherhood, and world

My mother groaned! my father wept. Into the dangerous world I leapt: Helpless, naked, piping loud, Like a fiend hid in a cloud.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Experience, Infant Sorrow

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A Quote by William Blake on children, divinity, fatherhood, god, judaism, love, mercy, peace, pity, and thankfulness

To Mercy Pity Peace and Love All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. For Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is God our father dear. And Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is Man his child and care. Then every man of every clime That prays in his distress Prays to the human form divine: Love Mercy Pity Peace. And all must love the human form In heathen, Turk, or Jew. Where Mercy, Love and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: "The Divine Image" from Songs of Innocence

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A Quote by William Allen White on expectation, fatherhood, generations, heart, impulses, life, past, and worth

Every one expects to go further than his father went; every one expects to be better than he was born and every generation has one big impulse in its heart - to exceed all the other generations of the past in all the things that make life worth living.

William Allen White (1868 - 1944)

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A Quote by Wilfred Owen on art, awareness, beauty, birds, body, children, death, fatherhood, gold, happiness, heart, hope, laughter, learning, meaning, men, words, world, and youth

Sonnet: To a Child Sweet is your antique body, not yet young; Beauty withheld from youth that looks for youth; Fair only for your father. Dear among Masters in art. To all men else uncouth; Save me, who know your smile comes very old, Learnt of the happy dead that laughed with gods; For earlier suns than ours have lent you gold; Sly fauns and trees have given you jigs and nods. But soon your heart, hot-beating like a bird's, Shall slow down. Youth shall lop your hair; And you must learn wry meanings in our words. Your smile shall dull, because too keen aware; And when for hopes your hand shall be uncurled, Your eyes shall close, being open to the world.

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

Source: Sonnet: To a Child

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on fatherhood, god, and sons

With regard to our position before we came here, . . . we dwelt with the Father and with the Son, as expressed in the hymn, "O My Father.". . . We dwelt in the presence of God before we came here.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

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A Quote by W. Rolfe Kerr on children, fatherhood, influence, power, and world

I pray that we will treat each and every one of our Heavenly Father's children lovingly, tenderly, and individually, as He would have us treat them. I also pray that we will always be mindful of the power each one of us has to make a difference and to influence the world in which we live.

W. Rolfe Kerr (1935 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by W. Eugene Hansen on fatherhood, god, happiness, joy, and life

Real joy and happiness come from living in such a way that our Heavenly Father will be pleased with us. ... One cannot break God's commandments and be happy. We should remember the scripture, "Wickedness never was happiness"

W. Eugene Hansen (1928 -)

Source: Friend December, 1993, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Vivien Leigh on cheating, fatherhood, god, hunger, lies, and war

Scarlett, from the ashes of the war-ravaged land at Tara, remembering what she was taught by her father in happier times: "As God is my witness, as God is my witness, they're not going to lick me! I'm going to live through this, and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again - no, nor any of my folks! If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill! As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

Vivien Leigh (1913 - 1967)

Source: As Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind, 1939 — based on Margaret Mitchell's novel

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A Quote by Publius Vergilius Maro Vergil, Virgil on fatherhood and heaven

Then Heaven, the Father Almighty, comes down in fruitful showers into the lap of his joyous spouse, and his might, with her mighty frame commingling, nurtures all growths.

Virgil (70 - 19 BC)

Source: Georgics

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