Fathers Quotes

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Any form of card-case, beyond the most battered and unassuming, is surely an aesthetic and social travesty. To withdraw, say, a silver case from the pocket before removing a card is surely to trumpet a ludicrous gaucheness and maladroit pretension. It is impossible for the intended recipient of the card to view the case as anything other than a misjudged piece of peacockery; unfeasible to avoid a brief inner commentary along the lines of oh, hes bought one of those... he decided this would make the act of handing over a card a signal of his success as a businessman and a certain refined elegance as a gentleman... probably picked it out himself... please God it was a Fathers Day gift from a child who knew no better.

Derren Victor Brown

Wild was the day; the wintry sea Moaned sadly on New England's strand, When first the thoughtful and the free, Our fathers, trod the desert land.

William Cullen Bryant

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.

Homer

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

Margaret Mead

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.

Lewis Mumford

There's an old saying that victory has hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Our Founding Fathers would shudder to see how easily forces outside the mainstream now seem to effortlessly push some Senate leaders toward conduct the American people don't want from their elected leaders: Abusing power. Inserting the government into our private lives. Injecting religion into debates about public policy. Jumping through hoops to ingratiate themselves to their partys base, while step by step, day by day, real problems that keep American families up at night fall by the wayside here in Washington.

John Kerry

He doth entreat your grace, my noble lord, To visit him to-morrow or next day: He is within, with two right reverend fathers, Divinely bent to meditation, And in no worldly suits would he be moved To draw him from his holy exercise.

William Shakespeare

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority

Barber B. Conable

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers - and fathering is a very important stage in their development

David M. Gottesman

It is not flesh and blood but the heart, which makes us fathers and sons.

Johann Schiller

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

Johann Schiller

At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.

Chinese Proverb

Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or they didn’t.

L.L. Hendren

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism

Barry Goldwater

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

All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye

Margaret Atwood

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.

David Gottesman

Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or they didn't.

L.L. Hendren

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.

Homer

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

Aristotle

Nothing else exists for them [Psychiatrists] in the universe beyond enormous mothers and fathers, colossal, almost cosmic, and a child reduced to an anus, penis, and mouth who maintains with these two unbearable creatures a singular relationship from which are excluded spontaneity and joy. Of all the doctors I have known, psychoanalysts, a congregation of lay priests with bible, rites, and the faithful, constitute the most sinister, the most ridiculous, the most unwholesome of the species.

Antnio Lobo Antunes

Come, brethren, if you wish to be engrafted in the vine. It grieves us to see you thus lie cut off. Number the priests in the very chair of Peter, And see in that order of fathers who succeeded the other. This is the rock which the proud gates of hell overcome not.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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