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James Nasmyth Quotes and Sayings

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My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children.
Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat,
to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
- James Nasmyth

Everything connected with war and warlike exploits is interesting to a boy.
- James Nasmyth

OUR history begins before we are born.
We represent the hereditary influences of our race,
and our ancestors virtually live in us.
- James Nasmyth

Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old
mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.
- James Nasmyth

 

From a very early period of my life I have derived
the highest enjoyment from listening to music,
especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition.
- James Nasmyth

In 1854 I took out a patent for puddling iron by means of steam.
- James Nasmyth

In order to keep pace with the influx of work I had to take on fresh hands.
- James Nasmyth

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In course of time the Brothers Cowper removed the manufacture
of their printing machines from London,
to Manchester.
There they found skilled and energetic workmen,
ready to carry their plans into effect.
- James Nasmyth

Time passed by.
I had furnished steam hammers to the principal foundries in England.
I had sent them abroad, even to Russia.
At length it became known to the Lords of the Admiralty
that a new power in forging had been introduced.
- James Nasmyth

But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry,
was Astronomy.
There were frequently clear nights when the glorious
objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
- James Nasmyth

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -
the provider for all,
and the enemy of all.
- August Strindberg

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

I'm a father.
It isn't just my life any more.
I don't want my kid finding bottles in the house or
seeing his father completely smashed.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be,
A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.
- Frank Howard Clark

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

My father was something of a rainbow-chaser.
- Marc Davis

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
- Michael Bergin

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss


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