Father Quotes

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.


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

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.

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