Father Quotes

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Father Quotes and Quotations

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Author Unknown

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be, A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Frank Howard Clark

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. ~Enid Bagnold

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. ~Washington Irving

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. ~Niccolo Machiavelli

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. ~Author Unknown

All my friends were in the park smoking weed and getting pregnant. I didn't want to be the young black girl having a baby, a baby's father, being on welfare. That wasn't going to be my story. ~Foxy Brown

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. ~George Eliot

An angry father is most cruel towards himself. ~Publilius Syrus

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. ~Author Unknown

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Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. ~Wade Boggs

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. ~Jesus Christ

Be able to confide your innermost secrets to your mother and your innermost fears to your father. ~Marilyn vos Savant

Being a father helps me be more responsible... you see more things than you've ever seen. ~Kid Rock

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things that make me feel successful. ~William Hurt

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~Lydia M. Child

Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes. ~Todd Tiahrt

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. ~Author Unknown

Doubt is the father of invention. ~Ambrose Bierce

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope. ~John Ciardi

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Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name. ~William Wordsworth

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~Bill Cosby

Fathers represent another way of looking at life - the possibility of an alternative dialogue. ~Louise J. Kaplan

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland

He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick. I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry. If he wanted to beat us he would always catch us. Even me, he could always catch me. ~Haile Gebrselassie 

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. ~Voltaire

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. ~W. C. Fields

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. ~Alexander the Great

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much. ~Hedy Lamarr

I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer and to - as my father puts it - finally have a real job. ~Lady Gaga

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I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ~Jesus Christ

I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him "father." ~Will Rogers

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection. ~Sigmund Freud

I can't imagine what it is like to be raised in a society where their only statues that exist are to you and your father. ~Madeleine Albright

I don't even know how to speak up for myself, because I don't really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice. ~Eminem

I have a Father's Day every day. ~Dennis Banks

I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back. ~Imelda Marcos

I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good Brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day. ~Mike Tyson

I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. ~Margaret Thatcher

I just wish I could understand my father. ~Michael Jackson

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I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him. ~Halle Berry

I love my father as the stars — he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart. ~Terri Guillemets

I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father. ~Joel Osteen

I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father. ~William Shakespeare

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land. ~Chief Joseph

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof. ~Rodney Dangerfield

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern. ~Anais Nin

I suppose if you look back to your early childhood you accept everything people tell you, and that includes a heavy dose of irrationality - you're told about tooth fairies and Father Christmas and things. ~Richard Dawkins

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own. ~H. G. Wells

I would say my greatest achievement in life right now - my greatest achievement period is - and I'm still trying to achieve it - is to be a wonderful father to my kids. ~Bo Jackson

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If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. ~Abdul Kalam

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right. ~Bill Cosby

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. ~James A. Baldwin

I'm ridiculous in my oversharing; my mom and sister are very open but a little more judicious than me... and my father is a decidedly private person. ~Lena Dunham

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. ~Anne Sexton

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It is a wise father that knows his own child. ~William Shakespeare

It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents. ~Samuel Butler

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. ~Pope John XXIII

It is funny the two things most men are proudest of is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way, that is being drunk and being the father of their son. ~Gertrude Stein

It is much easier to become a father than to be one. ~Kent Nerburn

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It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all. ~Alice Walker

It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft. ~Honore de Balzac

Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other. ~Joseph Joubert

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. ~Gloria Steinem

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My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne. ~Hank Williams, Jr.

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life. ~Lee Iacocca

My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet. ~Rodney Dangerfield

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. ~Aldous Huxley

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. ~Jim Valvano

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My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic. ~Spike Milligan

My father opened a restaurant. It's so amazing... it's so freaking delicious, but I'm telling you I gain five pounds every time I go in there. ~Lady Gaga

My father probably thought the capital of the world was wherever he was at the time. It couldn't possibly be anyplace else. Where he and his wife were in their own home, that, for them, was the capital of the world. ~Bob Dylan

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. ~Marlo Thomas

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys." ~Harmon Killebrew

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My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.' ~Michael Jordan

My father was my teacher. But most importantly he was a great dad. ~Beau Bridges

My father worked all the time. ~Michael Bloomberg

My father would take me to the playground, and put me on mood swings. ~Jay London

My father, when he went, made my childhood a gift of a half a century. ~Antonio Porchia

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My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him. ~Eminem

My mother was very strong. Once, she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father's head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap. ~Alice Walker

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children. ~Bill Cosby

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. ~Gloria Naylor

One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters. ~George Herbert

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One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. ~George Herbert

Our problem with President Obama isn't that he's a bad person. By all accounts, he too is a good husband, and a good father - and thanks to lots of practice, a pretty good golfer. ~Marco Rubio

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance. ~Hippocrates

She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon. ~Groucho Marx

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. ~Ruth E. Renkel

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Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars. ~Victor Hugo

Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale. ~Victoria Secunda

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel? ~Joseph Addison

The death of my father is probably the biggest thing that I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends. ~Joel Osteen

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. ~Robert Frost

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The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road. ~Angelo Patri

The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad! ~Author Unknown

The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless. ~Anais Nin

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Theodore Hesburgh

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The only thing I have to go by is what my mother and father told me, how I was brought up. ~Madeleine Albright

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. ~Bertrand Russell

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity. ~Jean Paul Richter

There are three stages of a man's life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus. ~Author Unknown

There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them. ~Anthony Edwards

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There's so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I've got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father - and how come that's not as newsworthy? ~Will Smith

There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. ~John Gregory Brown

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him. ~Dean Koontz

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life. ~Samuel Butler

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To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. ~Euripides

To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years. ~Ernest Hemingway

To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that. I wouldn't be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife. ~Angelina Jolie

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father. ~Virginia Woolf

To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer. ~Martin Luther

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Two little girls, on their way home from Sunday school, were solemnly discussing the lesson. "Do you believe there is a devil?" asked one. "No," said the other promptly. "It's like Santa Claus: it's your father." ~Edward F. Murphy

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. ~William Shakespeare

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. ~Author unknown

When one has not had a good father, one must create one. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

When you have a good mother and no father, God kind of sits in. It's not enough, but it helps. ~Dick Gregory

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When you're a father in a marriage, you sort of become the mother's assistant. And you sort of get a list from her every day and you run down the list and it feels very much like a chore. ~Louis C. K.

While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure. ~Bryant H. McGill

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Why are men reluctant to become fathers? They aren't through being children. ~Cindy Garner

Yes, and I had pimples so badly it used to make me so shy. I used not to look at myself. I'd hide my face in the dark, I wouldn't want to look in the mirror and my father teased me and I just hated it and I cried everyday. ~Michael Jackson 

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You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. ~Robert Frost

You know, when you have a father who's pretty well known but you don't see him, the last thing you want to do is start talking about him all the time to people. ~Norah Jones

You will find that if you really try to be a father, your child will meet you halfway. ~Robert Brault

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