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Quotations About Sons

Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale.
Victoria Secunda
Women and Their Fathers, 1992


Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.
Robert Burton
"Anatomy of Melancholy," Democritus to the Reader, 1621


Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.
Chinese Proverb


It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
Friedrich von Schiller


You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes.
Walter M. Schirra, Sr.


One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.
George Herbert


What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.
Friedrich Nietzsche


A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
Irish Saying


A boy is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart.
Allan Beck


Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
Russian Proverb


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