Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. ~Plato
You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes. ~Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or your foe, depending on his bringing up. ~Author Unknown
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma. ~Marlene Dietrich
Tiger father begets tiger son. ~Chinese Proverb
Man’s pity for himself, or for his son,
Always premising that said son at college
Has not contracted much more debt than knowledge.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. ~Alexander Pope
A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life. ~Author Unknown
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat. ~Robert Frost
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. ~Charles Wadsworth
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant. ~Epictetus
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
Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. ~Terri Guillemets
He followed in his father’s footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic. ~Nicolas Bentley
You are my sonshine. ~Author Unknown
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace – in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons. ~Croesus of Lydia
Remember that every son had a mother
whose beloved son he was,
and every woman had a mother
whose beloved son she wasn’t.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy…. ~John Adams