|It is of no consequence of what parents any man is born, so that he be a man of merit.
– Horace (65 BC-8 BC)
|When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
– Mark Twain (1835-1910)
|There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.
– J.K. Rowling
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