A Quote by King Edward III of England on day, god, and sons


Of the Black Prince [his son] at Crécy, 1345: Let the boy win his spurs. [Old English] Also say to them, that they suffre hym this day to wynne his spurres, for if god be pleased, I woll this iourney be his, and the honoure therof.

King Edward III (1312 - 1377)

Source: Lord Berners, Froissart’s Chron., 1812

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on gold, learning, lies, nations, sons, wealth, and wisdom

The true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver but in its learning, wisdom, and in the uprightness of its sons.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

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A Quote by Juan Mascaro on army, brothers, companions, despair, fatherhood, friendship, grief, heart, sons, and wives

Then Arjuma saw in both armies fathers, grandfathers, sons, grandsons; fathers of wives, uncles, masters; brothers companions and friends. . . . When Arjuna thus saw his kinsmen face to face in both lines of battle, he was overcome by grief and despair and thus he spoke with a sinking heart.

Juan Mascaro

Source: Translated from sanskrit of The Bhaghavad Gita

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A Quote by Josh Billings on ability, sons, and success

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

Josh Billings (1856 - 1950)

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A Quote by Joseph Addison on animals, generations, lies, men, sons, and wisdom

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: The Spectator, 18 July 1711.

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A Quote by John Taylor on fatherhood, god, relationships, and sons

What is our relationship to God? . . . The position that we stand in to him is that of a son. Adam is the father of our bodies, and God is the father of our spirits.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on enemies, fatherhood, security, and sons

Father and son are natural enemies and each is happier and more secure in keeping it that way.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: quoted in To Be a Father

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A Quote by John Ruskin on husbands, idleness, lovers, mystery, power, sons, and world

Will you not covet such power as this, and seek such throne as this, and be no more housewives, but queens? There is no putting by that crown; queens you must always be; queens to your lovers; queens to your husbands and sons; queens of higher mystery to the world beyond. . . . But alas! you are too often idle and careless queens, grasping at majesty in the least things, while you abdicate it in the greatest.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

Source: Sesame and Lilies, Of Queens’ Gardens

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A Quote by John Milton on age, fame, honor, memory, needs, sons, and weakness

What needs my Shakespeare for his honour'd bones,-- The labour of an age in piled stones? Or that his hallow'd relics should be hid Under a star-y-pointing pyramid? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Epitaph on Shakespeare.

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A Quote by John Milton on sons and wine


When night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 500.

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