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Now that I`m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.

Adam Sandler

Our present swarms with traces of our past. We are histories of ourselves, narratives. I am not this momentary mass of flesh reclined on the sofa typing the letter a on my laptop; I am my thoughts full of the traces of the phrases that I am writing; I am my mother`s caresses, and the serene kindness with which my father calmly guided me; I am my adolescent travels; I am what my reading has deposited in layers in my mind; I am my loves, my moments of despair, my friendships, what I`ve written, what I`ve heard; the faces engraved on my memory. I am, above all, the one who a minute ago made a cup of tea for himself. The one who a moment ago typed the word "memory" into his computer. The one who just composed the sentence that I am now completing. If all this disappeared, would I still exist? I am this long, ongoing novel. My life consists of it.

Carlo Rovelli

I do not fear death. I fear suffering. And I fear old age, though less so now that I am witnessing the tranquil and pleasant old age of my father. I am afraid of frailty, and of the absence of love. But death does not alarm me. It did not scare me when I was young, and I thought at the time that this was because it was such a remote prospect. But now, at sixty, the fear has yet to arrive. I love life, but life is also struggle, suffering, pain. I think of death as akin to a well-earned rest.

Carlo Rovelli

Conceiving God to be the fountain of wisdom, I thought it right and necessary to solicit his assistance for obtaining it; to this end I formed the following little prayer, which was prefix`d to my tables of examination, for daily use: "O powerful Goodness! bountiful Father! merciful Guide! Increase in me that wisdom which discovers my truest interest. Strengthen my resolutions to perform what that wisdom dictates. Accept my kind offices to thy other children as the only return in my power for thy continual favours to me."

Benjamin Franklin

My father used to say that the carving was in the wood already. You just had to find out what the wood wanted to be, and then take your knife and remove everything that wasn`t that.

Neil Gaiman

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Skepticism is the father of freedom. It is like the pry that holds open the door for truth to slip in.

Gerry Spence

I can indeed hardly see how anyone ought to wish Christianity to be true for if so the plain language of the text seems to show that the men who do not believe, and this would include my father, brother and almost all of my friends, will be everlastingly punished. And this is a damnable doctrine.

Charles Darwin

There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. [...] When you kill a man, you steal a life, [...] you steal his wife`s right to husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone`s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

Khaled Hosseini

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Let us never forget to pray. God lives. He is near. He is real. He is not only aware of us but cares for us. He is our Father. He is accessible to all who will seek Him.

Gordon B. Hinckley

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Pride is the master-sin of the devil; and the devil is the father of lies.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

If Nature is our mother, then God is our father.

Henry David Thoreau

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Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife.

Jonathan Schattke

You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, [...] and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him.

J. K. Rowling

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he`s wrong.

Charles Wadsworth

He only is a man, who knows
there is no mother and no father,
that death is only what he owes
and life's a bonus altogether.

Attila József

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