Quotation Explorer - 'Paternal'

The soul knows full well (even though it pretends to forget many times) that it must render account to the paternal soil. I do not say "fatherland", I say "paternal soil". The paternal soil is something deeper, more modest, more reserved, and is composed of age-old pulverized bones. - N. Kazantzakis
But I was brought up on convent morals and paternal nationalism, I was getting bogged down in contradictions. - Simone de Beauvoir
Happy the man, whose wish and careA few paternal acres bound,Content to breathe his native airIn his own ground. - Alexander Pope
I come from a culture of handwringers, vengeance seekers, people who name children after ancestors by rote -- first child, paternal grandfather, second child, maternal, and on and on and on. - Julia Glass
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