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Let France have good mothers, and she will have good sons.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.

Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The American father is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!

Terence (195/185 BC-159 BC) Playwright of the Roman Republic.

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

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We have not all had the good fortune to be ladies. We have not all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

A soiled baby, with a neglected nose, cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

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