it is a wise child that knows his own father
Jump to navigation Jump to search
From Act2, scene2 of "The Merchant of Venice", William Shakespeare.
From The Odyssey, translated by Samuel Butler
- One can never be sure of paternity.
- 1900, Samuel Butler, The Odyssey:
- "My mother," answered Telemachus, "tells me I am son to Ulysses, but it is a wise child that knows his own father"
One can never be sure of paternity