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Quotes of the Day for 12 March 2003 – Fathers

Quotes today are several hours late because I spent the night with my siblings in the cardiac care unit of a local hospital. We laughed, we cried, we prayed, we held my father's hand and stroked his forehead. We asked the nurses to remove the noisy equipment and early this morning he was released from the bonds of this life. There will be no release from the bonds of love.

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The quotes:

Honour thy father and thy mother stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.
     - Aeschylus, 525 - 456 BC

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
     - Charles Wadsworth

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
     - Clarence Buddinton Kelland

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

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

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
     - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910


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