Father Quotes

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

A father is a banker provided by nature.


One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

George Herbert

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

Anne Sexton

Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought

William Shakespeare

Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich

Robert Frost

Is not the sky a father and the earth a mother, and are not all living things with feet or wings or roots their children?

Black Elk†

Whoever in prayer can say, "Our Father," acknowledges and should feel the brotherhood of the whole race of mankind

Tryon Edwards

Youth today must be strong, unafraid, and a better taxpayer than its father.

H. V. Wade

A greedy father has thieves for children

Serbian Proverb

There is a religion in all deep love, but the love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If necessity is the mother of invention, it's the father of cooperation. And we're cooperating like never before.

John Ashcroft

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.

Roger Von Oech

One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.


It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.

Jean de La Fontaine

My father did enough of it in his lifetime to answer for both of us.

Woodrow Wilson

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

Kent Nerburn

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.

Publilius Syrus

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

Friedrich Nietzche

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 Baldwin

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

Charles Wadsworth

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career

Sam Ewing
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