„404. One father is enough to governe one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.“

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„682. One father is more than a hundred schoole-masters.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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„In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.“

—  Croesus King of Lydia -596 - -546 avant J.-C.
Quoted by Herodotus in The Histories, Book I http://books.google.com/books?id=QA4ZZ5gRpnkC&q="In+peace+the+sons+bury+their+fathers+but+in+war+the+fathers+bury+their+sons"&pg=PA45#v=onepage

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„In peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons.“

—  Herodotus ancient Greek historian, often considered as the first historian -484 - -425 avant J.-C.
Variant translation: In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children. Book 1, Ch. 87.

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„The Devil is a Five-headed
Snake, says the father.
The son says, Nay, it's a Six-headed one.“

—  Subramanya Bharathi Tamil poet 1882 - 1921
Context: The Devil is a Five-headed Snake, says the father. The son says, Nay, it's a Six-headed one.And then their hearts burn with hate for each others — and they live apart for many years. "When I Think Of My People Broken Down", as translated in "The Poetry of Sri Lanka" Journal of South Asian Literature, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Fall-Winter 1976), published by Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, p. 11 http://www.jstor.org/stable/40872078

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„Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son“

—  John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674
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„A dead father's counsel, a wise son heedeth.“

—  Esaias Tegnér Swedish poet, professor and bishop 1782 - 1846
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