I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act.
To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can’t do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.
As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
If the Founding Fathers could have looked into a crystal ball and seen AK-47s and Glock semi-automatic pistols, I think they would say, you know, ‘That’s not really what we mean when we say bear arms.’
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
What mothers need, as well as fathers, spouses, and the children of aging parents, is an entire national infrastructure of care, every bit as important as the physical infrastructure of roads, bridges, tunnels, broadband, parks and public works.
The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.
In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.