Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.
Ambition is a vice, but it may be the father of virtue
Work is often the father of pleasure.
Then, there's the modern mother-in-law. In her mid 40s, she is the compact car of her breed: efficient, trim, attractive and in harmony with her times. She's pretty stiff competition for the plain young matron who's overweight and under-financed. If there is going to be friction in this relationship, it could start from envy and resentment in the younger woman. But Father Time is on her side, even if Mother Nature played her a dirty trick
Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father
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.
Jesus brooded upon the Divine imminence until at last he could declare, "I and my Father are One
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
I remember distinctly telling my father-in-law, barring a miracle, we're going to have to terminate the pregnancy. Her health has to come first
In a husband there is only a man; in a married woman there is a man, a father, and mother, and a woman.
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
My grandfather, along with Carnegie, was a pioneer in philanthropy, which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.†
As a little boy of eleven I entered the Cadet Corps. I was not particularly eager to become a Cadet, but my father wished it. So my wishes were not consulted.
I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.
Fanaticism is the child of false zeal and superstition, the father of intolerance and persecution.
The best of our theater is standing on tiptoe, striving to see over the shoulders of father and mother. The worst is exploiting and wallowing in the self-pity of adolescence and obsessive keyhole sexuality. The way out, as the poet says, is always through.
So great is the modesty of your mind and face, Sophronius that I wonder you should ever have become a father.
If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.
The father of every good work is discontent, and its mother is diligence.
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 by how much he'd learned in seven years.
Perhaps my only secret is that I always bear in mind what my father said: "Do the smallest things in daily routine with enthusiasm and sincerity."