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We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. - Alexander Pope


If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. - James Arthur Baldwin


Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong. - William Shakespeare


The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children. - Euripides


In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war, fathers bury their sons. - Herodotus


There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. - Victor Hugo


Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. - Abraham Lincoln


Wales is the land of my fathers. And my fathers can have it. - Dylan Thomas


What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all that 'walks in us.' There are all sorts of dead ideas and lifeless old beliefs. They have no tangibility, but they haunt us all the same and we can not get rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper I seem to see Ghosts gliding between the lines. Ghosts must be all over the country, as thick as the sands of the sea. - Henrik Johan Ibsen