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Quotes of the Day for 16 June 2002 – Father

Today is Father's Day in the US, so choosing the theme was easy. Easier than picking out a tie. I'm pretty sure I won't be getting a necktie today, my daughter would never be able to top the last one she got me - the silvery one with printed scales that looked like a dead steelhead hanging from my collar. (I actually like it, although I rarely wear any tie.) Happy Father's Day.

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The quotes:

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
     - Anne Sexton

One father is more than a hundred school-masters.
     - George Herbert, 1593 - 1633

Society moves by some degree of parricide, by which the children, on the whole, kill, if not their fathers, at least the beliefs of their fathers, and arrive at new beliefs. This is what progress is.
     - Isaiah Berlin

What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.
     - Jean Paul Richter, 1763 - 1825

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
     - Lido Anthony Iacocca

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