fatherhood

A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on fatherhood, life, and teachers

I am indebted to my father for living , but to my teacher for living well.

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on character, debate, democracy, direction, experience, fatherhood, good, government, honor, observation, people, politics, preparation, purity, and tyranny

The Founding Fathers were careful to distinguish representative republicanism from direct democracy. Alexander Hamilton, for example, endorsed the former but condemned the latter. . . .the records of the ratification conventions were not verbatim transcriptions. It has been observed, by an honorable gentleman, that a pure democracy, if it were practicable, would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position in politics is more false than this. The ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure, deformity. When they assembled, the field of debate presented an ungovernable mob, not only incapable of deliberation, but prepared for every enormity.

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Source: at the New York convention for constitutional ratification, June 21, 1788

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on evolution, failure, fatherhood, friendship, love, and progress

If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Interview with J. W. N. Sullivan, Contemporary Mind, London, 1934.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on church, fatherhood, and mountains

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of church going.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Albert N. Neibacker, D.D. on communism, facts, fatherhood, learning, men, peace, and war

When we pray "Our Father," I am praying for you, you are praying for me. In fact, if men everywhere would only learn to pray aright, "Our Father," there would be no differences to settle. It would not be long before Communist, imperialist, capitalist and what have you would stop their cold war and start to live at peace with one another.

Albert N. Neibacker

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A Quote by Agatha Christie on fatherhood and water

I continued to do arithmetic with my father, passing proudly through fractions to decimals. I eventually arrived at the point where so many cows ate so much grass, and tanks filled with water in so many hours I found it quite enthralling.

Agatha Christie (1891 - 1976)

Source: An Autobiography.

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A Quote by Aeschylus on fatherhood, honor, laws, and motherhood

"Honour thy father and thy mother" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.

Aeschylus (525 - 456 BC)

Source: fragment 707

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A Quote by Adolph Saphir on character, controversy, correction, custom, day, fatherhood, god, innovation, jesus, nations, and observation

There was no point of controversy between Jesus and the Jews; Jesus brought no new doctrine unto them. Jesus said, What the masters in Israel teach, what the Pharisees and the Scribes teach, is perfectly correct. There was no dogma which was the cause of controversy between Jesus and the nation; there was no new custom that Jesus introduced: He went into the Temple every day. He observed the ordinances and festivals of Israel. What was the subject of dispute and controversy between Jesus and the Jews? It was no doctrine, it was no innovation, it was Jesus Himself whom they rejected. There was an antipathy in them to the person of Jesus: it was the Lord Himself whom they hated, because they hated the Father. . . . But Jesus knew . . . that it was because He was one with the Father, because He was the express image of His being, because He was the perfect manifestation of the character of God, that they hated Him; and therefore Jesus was pained, not because they hated Him, but because they hated in Him the Father.

Adolph Saphir

Source: Christ and Israel

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on fatherhood, love, and work

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

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A Quote by Abraham Lincoln on children, fatherhood, and life

I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House. I am living witness that any one of your children may look to come here as my father's child has.

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Source: Speech to One Hundred Sixty-sixth Ohio Regiment, August 22, 1864

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