„Truth is the daughter of time, and I feel no shame in being her midwife.“
Temporis filia veritas; cui me obstetricari non pudet.
„They speak falsely who say that truth is the daughter of time; it is the child of eternity, and as old as the Divine mind.“
— George Bancroft American historian and statesman 1800 - 1891
Context: No science has been reached, no thought generated, no truth discovered, which has not from all time existed potentially in every human mind. The belief in the progress of the race does not, therefore, spring from the supposed possibility of his acquiring new faculties, or coming into the possession of a new nature. Still less does truth vary. They speak falsely who say that truth is the daughter of time; it is the child of eternity, and as old as the Divine mind. The perception of it takes place in the order of time; truth itself knows nothing of the succession of ages. Neither does morality need to perfect itself; it is what it always has been, and always will be. Its distinctions are older than the sea or the dry land, than the earth or the sun. The relation of good to evil is from the beginning, and is unalterable.
„Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.“
— Jim Bishop American journalist and author 1907 - 1987
— Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995
Lecture at Brooklyn College, as quoted in The New York Times (20 November 1984)
„Truth is the daughter of God, and in all her attributes God-like and eternal. Truth never depreciates in value“
— Benjamin Fish Austin Nineteenth-century Canadian educator/Methodist Minister/Spiritualist 1850 - 1933
„John Dayal is welcomed to Congressional committees in Washington DC as a crown witness to canards such as how Hindus are raping Catholic nuns in India, an allegation long refuted in a report by the Congress state government of Madhya Pradesh. Arundhati Roy goes lyrical about the torture of a Muslim politician's two daughters by Hindus during the Gujarat riots of 2002, even when the man had only one daughter, who came forward to clarify that she happened to be in the US at the time of the 'facts.“
— Koenraad Elst orientalist, writer 1959
„Daughters of Time, the hypocritic Days,
Muffled and dumb like barefoot dervishes,
And marching single in an endless file,
Bring diadems and fagots in their hands.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„"Maybe Nina wouldn't have died if I hadn't moved in with them and drawn Sheener after me, but I can't feel guilty about that. I tried hard to be a good foster daughter to them, and they were happy with me. What happened was that life dropped a big custard pie on us, and that's not my fault; you can never see the custard pies coming. It's not good slapstick if you see the pie coming."
"Custard pie?" he asked, perplexed. "You see life as a slapstick comedy? Like the Three Stooges?"
"Life is just a joke then?"
"No. Life is serious and a joke at the same time."
"But how can that be?"
"If you don't know," she said, "maybe I should be the one asking the questions here."“
— Dean Koontz American author 1945
Part I, Chapter 2.10, dialog between 12-year-old Laura Shane and a psychotherapist after the death of her foster mother
„Every Mother contains her daughter in herself and every daughter her mother and every mother extends backwards into her mother and forwards into her daughter.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
„Lysander, when Dionysius sent him two gowns, and bade him choose which he would carry to his daughter, said, "She can choose best," and so took both away with him.“
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
„Hnossi glowered at her daughter, a look cold enough to freeze sunshine and shatter it on the pavement.“
— Malcolm Azania Canadian politician 1969
Chapter 10 “The Battle of All Mothers, the Mother of All Battles” (p. 298)
„I'm reminded of the day my daughter came in, looked over my shoulder at some Perl 4 code, and said, 'What is that, swearing?“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
„I won't be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated [for cervical cancer], maybe that's because I'm a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won't be“
— Tony Abbott Australian politician 1957
Quoted in "I could be seen as 'cruel' on Gardasil: Abbott" http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/i-could-be-seen-as-cruel-on-gardasil-abbott/story-e6frg6nf-1111112494271, Australian, November 9, 2006.