Father Quotes

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

A son should inherit his father's money - not his religion; he may be too lazy to build upon a new fortune but never too slow to catch up with a new creed.


Rather would I have the love songs of romantic ages, rather Don Juan and Madame Venus, rather an elopement by ladder and rope on a moonlight night, followed by the father's curse, mother's moans, and the moral comments of neighbors, than correctness and propriety measured by yardsticks

Goldman, Emma

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


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

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
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