Fathers

Famous quotes containing the word fathers:

    Without this, as well as with it, we could have declared our independence of Great Britain; but without it, we could not, I think, have secured our free government, and consequent prosperity. No oppressed, people will fight, and endure, as our fathers did, without the promise of something better, than a mere change of masters.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    One encounters very capable fathers abashed by their piano-playing daughters. Three measures of Schumann make them red with embarrassment.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)

    This last pain for the damned the Fathers found:
    “They knew the bliss with which they were not crowned.”
    William Empson (1906–1984)