Father Quotes

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father

Jean de la Bruyere

Your grand-father taught me the politics of pride, your grandmother taught me the politics of poverty. I am beholden to both for the fine synthesis. To you, my darling daughter, I give only one message. It is the message of the morrow, the message of history. Believe only in the people, work only for their emancipation and equality. The paradise of God lies under the feet of your mother. The paradise of politics lies under the feet of the people.

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Sin hath the devil for its father, shame for its companion, and death for its wages

Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, "I'm glad to go," for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, "I try to be willing," while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together.

Alcott, Louisa May

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

Abigail Van Buren

My family has never suggested to me that my identity or value to them depended on my station in life. I knew that they did not consider me any more or less valuable because I held some political office. They valued me as a husband and father, whether or not I won an election. Nor did they regard holding office on Capitol Hill or in the Missouri statehouse as the epitome of success. Quite the contrary, my family had endured numerous personal sacrifices because of my public positions.

John David Ashcroft

Necessity is the mother of invention, it is true, but its father is creativity, and knowledge is the midwife

Jonathan Schattke

In a husband there is only a man; in a married woman there is a man, a father, and mother, and a woman.

Honore de Balzac

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

Pope John XXIII

A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.

Unknown

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

William Shakespeare

Small boy’s definition of Father’s Day: It’s just like Mother’s Day only you don’t spend so much.

Unknown

The wish is the father of the deed.

American Proverb

I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.

Mark Twain

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it's own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one's thoughts.

Mary Ellen Chase

Work is often the father of pleasure.

Voltaire

A great part of the pleasure of travel lies in the fulfillment of early wishes to escape the family and especially the father

Sigmund Freud

Tis not her coldness, father, That chills my labouring breast; It's that confounded cucumber I've ate and can't digest.

Richard Harris Barham

Ambition is a vice, but it may be the father of virtue

Quintilian

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat

Robert Lee Frost

I seem to keep returning to my father in poems because his personality was so extreme, so driven. He did everything to excess.

Robert Morgan

For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.

Alan Valentine

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.

Austin O'Malley

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

Lydia M. Child
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