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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A debauched son of a noble family is a foul stream from a clear spring.  1
A good son is a good brother, good husband, good father, good kinsman, good friend, good neighbor and good citizen.  Chinese.  2
A lame mule and a stupid son have to endure everything.  Spanish.  3
Alas, for the son whose father goes to heaven.  Portuguese.  4
A son pays his father’s debts, but a father will not recognize his son’s.  Chinese.  5
A wise son maketh a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.  Bible.  6
Even as the father was so will the son be.  Scribleomania.  7
Good wombs have borne bad sons.  Shakespeare.  8
He that brings up his son to nothing breeds a thief.  9
He to whom God gave no sons the devil gives nephews.  Spanish.  10
He who picks up the staff of his father with respect will not beat his dog.  Chinese.  11
His mother an onion, his father garlic, himself comes out conserve of roses.  Turkish.  12
Leave your son a good reputation and employment.  13
Let a daughter be the care of her mother, but the education of the son should be the delight of the father.  Pope.  14
Like father, like son.  Portuguese.  15
She spins a good web that brings up her son well.  Spanish.  16
The portrait of the father is but a picture to the stranger, to the son a book which points out his duties.  Chinese.  17
The son disgraces himself when he blames his father.  Chinese.  18
The son that yawns at his father’s oft repeated stories will weep little at his death.  Chinese.  19
The tardy son reaps not with his father.  Modern Greek.  20
The ungrateful son is a wart on his father’s face; to leave it is a blemish, to cut it off is pain.  Afghan.  21
To your son give a good name and a trade.  Spanish.  22
Uprightness is the aliment of filial piety.  Chinese.  23
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow,
Our wiser sons will think us so.  Pope.
Who has no son has no satisfaction.  Sri Lankan.  25

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