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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Father
 
A father lives after death in his son.  Sanscrit.  1
A father loves his children in hating their faults.  French.  2
A father’s blessing cannot be drowned in water nor consumed by fire.  Russian.  3
A father’s love for all others is air.  Spanish.  4
A father maintains ten children better than ten children one father.  German.  5
An ill father desireth not an ill son.  6
As the field, so the crops; as the father, so the sons.  German.  7
Fathers in reclaiming a child should outwit him and seldom beat him.  8
He does not sing his father’s song; i.e., does not imitate his father.  9
It is not the anger of the father but his silence that the well-born son dreads.  Chinese.  10
Our fathers find their graves in our short memories and sadly tell us how we may be buried in our survivors.  Sir. F. Browne.  11
Our fathers who were wondrous wise,
Did wash their throats before they washed their eyes.
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The father a saint, the son a devil.  Italian, Spanish, Portuguese.  13
The father in praising his son extols himself.  Chinese.  14
The father sighs more at the death of one son than he smiles at the birth of many.  15
The father to the bough, the son to the plough.  16
The father’s virtue is the child’s best inheritance.  17
You may thank God your father was born before you.  18
 
 
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