A Quote by Pietro Aretino on art, books, fatherhood, judgment, nature, power, sons, and value

Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgment; and the man who has it may be compared to a chest filled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Peter Pierre Abélard on country, fatherhood, fulfillment, glory, god, grace, hope, joy, peace, people, praise, prayer, rest, sons, spirit, trouble, vision, and wishes

O what their joy and their glory must be, Those endless sabbaths the blessed ones see! crowns for the valiant, for weary ones rest: God shall be all, and in all ever blest. Truly Jerusalem name we that shore, vision of peace that brings hope evermore; wish and fulfillment shall severed be ne'er, nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer. There, where no trouble distraction can bring, we the sweet anthems of Zion shall sing, while for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise thy blessed people eternally raise. Now, in the meantime, with hearts raised on high, we for that country must yearn and must sigh, seeking Jerusalem, dear native land, through the long exile on Babylon's strand. Low before him with our praises we fall, of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all; of whom, the Father; and in whom, the Son; through whom, the Spirit, with both ever one.

Pierre Abelard (1079 - 1142)

Source: Hymnus Paraclitensis, On Heaven

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A Quote by Phyllis McGinley on borrowing, brides, children, christianity, fame, family, fatherhood, faults, generosity, gold, hunger, love, luck, motherhood, patience, poetry, problems, relatives, saints, sharing, sister, soul, thinking, and wine

The subject of the poem was Bridget of Kildare (450-523), a Christian lass among the Druids in Ireland. Saint Bridget was A problem child. Although a lass Demure and mild, And one who strove To please her dad, Saint Bridget drove The family mad. For here's the fault in Bridget lay: She WOULD give everything away. To any soul Whose luck was out She'd give her bowl Of stirabout; She'd give her shawl, Divide her purse With one or all. And what was worse, When she ran out of things to give She'd borrow from a relative. Her father's gold, Her grandsire's dinner, She'd hand to cold and hungry sinner; Give wine, give meat, No matter whose; Take from her feet The very shoes, And when her shoes had gone to others, Fetch forth her sister's and her mother's. She could not quit. She had to share; Gave bit by bit The silverware, The barnyard geese, The parlor rug, Her little niece-'s christening mug, Even her bed to those in want, And then the mattress of her aunt. An easy touch For poor and lowly, She gave so much And grew so holy That when she died Of years and fame, The countryside Put on her name, And still the Isles of Erin fidget With generous girls named Bride or Bridget. Well, one must love her. Nonetheless, In thinking of her Givingness, There's no denial She must have been A sort of trial Unto her kin. The moral, too, seems rather quaint. WHO had the patience of a saint, From evidence presented here? Saint Bridget? Or her near and dear?

Phyllis McGinley (1905 - 1978)

Source: "The Giveaway," from The Love Letters ofd Phyllis McGinley, New York, Viking Press, 1957

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A Quote by Philip Henry on children, christ, and fatherhood

Holiness in us, is the copy or transcript of the holiness that is in Christ,- As the wax hath line for line from the seal, and the child feature for feature from the father, so is holiness in us from him.

Philip Henry (1631 - 1696)

Source: Matthew Henry, Life of Philip Henry

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A Quote by Philip Caldwell on fatherhood

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.

Philip Caldwell

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A Quote by Peter Finch on acting, fatherhood, and husbands

Distinguished actor, loving husband and father. Always in our hearts.

Peter Finch

Source: (Hollywood Memorial Park; Hollywood, California)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on fatherhood

And his own thoughts, along that rugged way Pursued, like raging hounds, their father and their prey.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Peggy Hill Ryskamp on children, day, fatherhood, love, understanding, and world

All over the world at the end of day, Heav'nly Father's children kneel down and pray. . . Our Heavenly Father hears them; He understands each tongue. Our Heav'nly Father knows them; He loves them, loves them, ev'ry one.

Peggy Hill Ryskamp

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on fatherhood, justice, language, life, mathematics, meaning, music, relationships, scientists, and understanding

No one really understood music unless he was a scientist, her father had declared, and not just a scientist, either, oh, no, only the real ones, the theoreticians, whose language was mathematics. She had not understood mathematics until he had explained to her that it was the symbolic language of relationships. "And relationships," he had told her, "contained the essential meaning of life."

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Goddess Abides, Pt. I, 1972.

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A Quote by Paul Robeson on clarity, country, driving, fascism, fatherhood, justice, people, and slavery

My father was a slave and my people died to build this country, and I'm going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Is that clear?

Paul Robeson (1898 - 1976)

Source: testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, June 12, 1956

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