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.
You are my sonshine.
Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy.
What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
Tiger father begets tiger son.
Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
A boy is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart.
Remember that every son had a motherwhose beloved son he was,and every woman had a motherwhose beloved son she wasn't.
Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy....
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace - in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
~Croesus of Lydia
Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.
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.
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or your foe, depending on his bringing up.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
He followed in his father's footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic.
He who can be a good son will be a good father.
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant.
On the green they watched their sonsPlaying till too dark to see,As their fathers watched them once,As my father once watched me
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
Good fathers make good sons.
Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters.
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.
Every mother hopes that her daughter will marry a better man than she did, and is convinced that her son will never find a wife as good as his father did.
A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life.
If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Man's pity for himself, or for his son,Always premising that said son at collegeHas not contracted much more debt than knowledge.
It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son - and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
Boys are beyond the range of anyone's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.