The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.
Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
In Biblical times, a man could have as many wives as he could afford. Just like today.
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.
To be a parent without an assistant is hard work.
It is not only paying wages, and giving commands, that constitute a master of a family; but prudence, equal behavior, with a readiness to protect and cherish them, is what entitles man to that character in their very hearts and sentiments.
To a hoarding father succeeds an extravagant son.