Father Quotes

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


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

William Shakespeare

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

Theodore Hesburgh

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

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

George Herbert

It is a wise child that knows his own father


Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career

Sam Ewing

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

Margaret Mead

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

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Charles Wadsworth

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

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.

Robert Frost

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.

Friedrich Nietzche

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.

Publilius Syrus

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.

Kent Nerburn

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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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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