Wednesday, 12 March, 2008

Quotes of the day

To all fathers and sons out there, courtesy of Qotd again.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert, 1593 - 1633

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine, 1621 - 1695

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963

You hear it said that fathers want their sons to be what they feel they cannot themselves be, but I tell you it also works the other way.
- Sherwood Anderson, 1876 - 1941