father Quotes

It is a wise child that knows his own father

Homer

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father

George Herbert

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

Enid Bagnold

Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough

Wilhelm Busch

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.

Billy Graham

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

Charles Wadsworth

Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.

Henry H. Tweedy

Galileo called doubt the father of invention; it is certainly the pioneer.

Bovee

By profession I am a Soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father

Douglas MacArthur

My father was a simple man. My mother was a simple woman. You see the result standing in front of you, a simpleton.

Chic Murray

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.

Nancy Friday

Family: A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.

Evan Esar

A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him

Bible

Doubt is the father of invention.

Galileo

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

Bertrand Russell

A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be

Unknown

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.

Garrison Keillor

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Theodore Hesburgh

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.

Marlene Dietrich

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.

Laurence J. Peter

He is very foolish who aims at satisfying all the world and his father.

Jean de la Fontaine, Fables

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

Charles Wadsworth
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