A Quote by Benjamin McLane Spock on babies, children, fatherhood, good, motherhood, people, and study

The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.

Benjamin Spock (1903 - 1998)

Source: The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, 1946

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on fatherhood, greatness, growth, and sons

Greatness of name in the father oft-times overwhelms the son; they stand too near one another. The shadow kills the growth: so much, that we see the grandchild come more and oftener to be heir of the first.

Ben Jonson

Source: Timber; or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

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A Quote by Bela Lugosi on fatherhood

Beloved Father

Bela Lugosi (1882 - 1956)

Source: (Holy Cross Cemetery; Culver City, California)

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A Quote by Bede the Venerable on angels, art, christ, day, earth, fatherhood, glory, god, praise, songs, spirit, and world

A hymn of glory let us sing; New songs throughout the world shall ring: Christ, by a road before untrod, Now rises to the throne of God. The holy apostolic band Upon the Mount of Olives stand; And with his followers they see Their Lord's ascending majesty. To them the angels drawing nigh, "Why stand and gaze upon the sky? This is the Savior," thus they say; "This is his glorious triumph day. "Again shall ye behold him so As ye today have seen him go, In glorious pomp ascending high, Up to the portals of the sky." O risen Christ, ascended Lord, All praise to thee let earth accord, Who art, while endless ages run, With Father and with Spirit one.

Bede the Venerable (673 - 735)

Source: hymn for the Ascension

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on fatherhood and misfortune

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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A Quote by Art Berg on christ, death, desires, devil, fatherhood, god, happiness, jesus, life, love, mortality, promises, and purpose

It is my solemn witness that God lives, and that Jesus is the Christ. He lives and loves us and desires our happiness always. He died for us, not because he had to, but because he wanted to. He would die again, if it would help us. Through Christ and the Father, a plan was laid out which gave purpose and promise to mortal life, even though Satan would declare it meaningless and futile.

Art Berg

Source: Art Berg in Some miracles take time

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A Quote by Aristotle on desires, fatherhood, good, and men

Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on certainty, children, fatherhood, and motherhood

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on birth, certainty, children, fatherhood, giving, motherhood, reason, and suffering

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on change, earth, familiarity, and fatherhood

Aristotle's geographical speculations anticipated by almost two thousand years the rationale behind Columbus' voyage. Ferdinand Columbus suggested that his father was familiar with the following passage: "Again, our observations of the stars make it evident, not only that the earth is circular, but also that it is a circle of no great size. For quite a small change of position to south or north causes a manifest alteration of the horizon. There is much change, I mean, in the stars which are overhead, and the stars seen are different, as one moves northward or southward. . . . All of which goes to show not only that the earth is circular in shape, but that it is a sphere of no great size: for otherwise the effect of so slight a change of place would not be so quickly apparent. Hence, one should not be too sure of the incredibility of the view of those who conceive that there is a continuity between the parts about the pillars of Hercules [the strait of Gibraltar] and the parts about India, and that in this way the ocean is one."

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: De Caelo, Fourth Century B.C.

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