That is the thankless position of the father in the family – the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
More August Strindberg quotes :
I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.August Strindberg
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.August Strindberg
Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.August Strindberg