Father Quotes

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


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

Theodore Hesburgh

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

Sigmund Freud

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

William Shakespeare

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

Clarence Budington Kelland

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


A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be.


It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.

Pope John XXIII

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

Johann Schiller

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.

Austin O'Malley

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

David M. Gottesman

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

Charles Wadsworth

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

Jean de La Fontaine

A father may have a child who is ugly and lacking in all the graces, and the love he feels for him puts a blindfold over his eyes so that he does not see his defects but considers them signs of charm and intelligence and recounts them to his friends as if they were clever and witty.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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