We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.Abraham Lincoln
The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek, and tresses grey, Seemed to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried byan orphan boy, The last of all the Bards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry.
And I, as I lived, in an alien landWill die a slave and an orphan.mikhail lermontov
There's an old saying that victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.... I'm the responsible officer of the Government.john f. kennedy
"I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this," putting his index and middle fingers together.
Chutzpahthat quality which enables a man who has murdered his mother and father to throw himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan.Oscar Levant