Look at satan. created as an angel, grows up to be the great adversary. hey, if you’re going to go on about genetics, you might as well say the kid will grow up to be an angel. after all, his father was really big in heaven in the old days. saying he’ll grow up to be a demon just because his dad became one is like saying a mouse with its tail cut off will give birth to tailless mice. no. upbringing is everything. take it from me.
When i contemplate the immense advances in science and discoveries in the arts which have been made within the period of my life, i look forward with confidence to equal advances by the present generation, and have no doubt they will consequently be as much wiser than we have been as we than our fathers were, and they than the burners of witches.
Surrogate fathers and other male figures stepped in to give guidance after my dad died. businessmen taught me to honor my commitments; others gave me opportunities beyond my wildest imaginations. authors and speakers set good, solid examples of high standards and lofty goals for me; mature, committed christians nurtured and instructed me.
It was a dagger in the haughty father's heart, an arrow in his brain, to see how the flesh and blood he could not disown clung to this obscure stranger, and he sitting by. not that he cared to whom his daughter turned, or from whom turned away. the swift sharp agony struck through him, as he thought of what his son might do.
When i was fourteen, my father was so ignorant i could hardly stand to have him around. When i got to be twenty-one, i was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. See what happens when you "know it all", at any stage of life? Farther down the track you may see clearly how certain personal opinions, held onto too tightly, could be fogging up the view, and providing incorrect insight. Prosperity is the best protector of principle.
In our own native land, in defense of the freedom that is our birthright and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it. for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our fore-fathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms. we shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before.
Hello, harry! She said. Er my names barny, said harry, flummoxed. Oh, have you changed that too? She asked brightly. How did you know ? Oh, just your expression, she said. Like her father, luna was wearing bright yellow robes, which she had accessorized with a large sunflower in her hair. Once you got over the brightness of it all, the general effect was quite pleasant. At least there were no radishes dangling from her ears.