— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
— Simon Soloveychik Russia writer and philosopher 1930 - 1996
Book 1, part 1, ch. 5
— 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
— 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.
„The reservedness and distance that fathers keep, often deprive their sons of that refuge which would be of more advantage to them than an hundred rebukes or chidings.“
— John Locke English philosopher and physician 1632 - 1704
„What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.“
— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
„It was one thing for a grandparent to withhold something […] from a grandchild, quite another for a father to keep it from his son—and for so long.“
— Ransom Riggs American writer 1980
Chapter 200, Page 96
„There is little life where no one will listen. These are fathers, sons and families who are needlessly lost.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
— 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
— Solomon king of Israel and the son of David -1011 - -931 avant J.-C.
„On the king’s gate the moss grew gray;
The king came not. They called him dead
And made his eldest son one day
Slave in his father’s stead.“
— Helen Hunt Jackson Novelist, poet, writer, activist 1830 - 1885