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Best quotes on father

Best quotes on father

Best quotes on father
Best quotes on father

Best quotes on father, aphorisms, ideas, maxims and proverbs by various and famous writers, artists and authors on fathers. A hearty tribute to our dear dads.

Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name.
William Wordsworth

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
Joseph Addison

When my father worked I spent little time with him. Then he got sick and so we spent several hours a day together. Then in the end he died and now we are inseparable.
Carl William Brown

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Exodus 20:12

Do not bandy words with your father, nor treat him as a dotard, nor reproach the old man, who has cherished you, with his age.

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
Author Unknown

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

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
Mark Twain

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

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.
Samuel Butler

Death freed my father from his evils and unfortunately imprisoned me even more in mine.
Carl William Brown

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.
Samuel Butler

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

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

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
Bill Cosby

At home my father always read the newspaper, which is why perhaps I developed this habit of writing against stupidity.
Carl William Brown

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
Umberto Eco

Brown with his father in 2006
Brown with his father Luciano in 2006

Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.
Margaret Courtney

What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father.
Mary Mapes Dodge

Noble fathers have noble children.

My father always observed the laws, but he never cared to look at those who did not observe them. These were the two biggest flaws of him.
Carl William Brown

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

You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.
Erika Cosby

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

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

To be a successful father… there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.
Ernest Hemingway

I bet that none of us has ever wanted to come into the world, and probably even Jesus didn’t really want to, he was forced to, in fact it was his father who sent him.
Carl William Brown

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
George Herbert

There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
Victor Hugo

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Aldous Huxley

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

No love is greater than that of a father for His son.
Dan Brown

A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man.
Mario Puzo

A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.
Ama H. Vanniarachchy

When I was small I felt like a Superhero as my father threw me up in the air. Now after reaching this success peak I unmask – Real Superhero made me Superhero!
Hasil Paudyal

His father watched him across the gulf of years and pathos which always must divide a father from his son.
John Marquand

There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
John Gregory Brown

Best quotes on Dads
Best quotes on Dads

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My daddy, he was somewhere between God and John Wayne.
Hank Williams, Jr.

My father always tells me I’m not tired of calling everyone an idiot, but I tell him it’s my favorite pastime.
Carl William Brown

One never knows anything about one’s father. A father … is a passageway immersed in the deepest darkness, where we stumble blindly seeking a way out.
Roberto Bolaño

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

In the minds of women, fatherhood used to be considered a part-time job. It was something men did at the end of the day between parking the car for the night and going to bed.
Erma Bombeck

The mania for destruction was instilled in me from an early age, my father in fact built weapons and on Santa Lucia day I always wanted guns and rifles as gifts.
Carl William Brown

Being a father … I can’t help feeling that, by comparison with being a mother, being a father is a rather abstract business.
J. M. Coetzee

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
Anais Nin

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
Austin O’Malley

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.
William Penn

You will find that if you really try to be a father, your child will meet you halfway.
Robert Brault

Why are men reluctant to become fathers? They aren’t through being children.
Cindy Garner

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S. Truman

My sisters and I can still recite Dad’s grilling rules: Rule No. 1: Dad is in charge. Rule No. 2: Repeat Rule No. 1.
Connie Schultz

He has always provided me a safe place to land and a hard place from which to launch.
Chelsea Clinton

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.
Anne Geddes

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

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
William Penn

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
Alexander Pope

A father is a banker provided by nature.
French Proverb

A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.
Helen Rowland

Father Santa Claus
Father Santa Claus

The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Bertrand Russell

I was born three times; the first when my mother bore me, the second when I became Carl William Brown, the third when my father died. The only problem is that I have always been born dead.
Carl William Brown

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Jim Valvano

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

You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.
Walter M. Schirra, Sr

The difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘father’ is that the former shares his genes, but latter gives his life.
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Any man can be a Father it takes someone special to be a Dad.
Author Unknown

My father is no longer here, but his spirit lives in me, and therefore he is still alive, except that I am already dead.
Carl William Brown

My dad, like any coach, has always stressed the fundamentals. He taught me responsibility, accountability, and the importance of hard work.
Steve Young

Becoming a man means doing the right thing even though it may be hard or difficult. Boys do what is easiest. A man does what is right, whether easy or not.
Carew Papritz

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
Red Buttons

Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow.
Reed Markham

Fatherhood is the best thing that could happen to me, and I’m just glad I can share my voice.
Dwayne Wade

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
Harmon Killebrew

A father is neither and anchor to hold us back nor a sail to take us there but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.

Whenever one of my children says, ‘Goodnight, Daddy,’ I always think to myself, ‘You don’t mean that.
Jim Gaffigan

Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.
Ray Romano

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare

The hardest part about parenting is when I have to be The Dad–aka the Fun-Sucker–as opposed to being a friend.
James Patterson

It is obvious that for those who believe in the miraculous gifts of Padre Pio, including that of the gift of ubiquity or leavening, speaking of logic, common sense and sterile humanity is an operation of extreme and naive stupidity.
Carl William Brown

My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately
George Bernard Shaw

An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

That is the thankless position of the father in the family — the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
August J. Strindberg

An angry father is most cruel toward himself.
Publilius Syrus

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!

Happy father's day quotes
Happy father’s day quotes

Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
The Holy Bible Ephesians 6:4

In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
Author Unknown

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
Author Unknown

Onomatopoeic aphorism. Praise be to Padre Pio; pio, pio, pio, cheep, cheep, cheep, meow, meow, meow, cri, cri cri…
Carl William Brown

The affection of a father and a son are different: The father loves the person of the son, and the son loves the memory of his father.
Author Unknown

The best gift a father can give to his son is the gift of himself – his time. For material things mean little, if there is not someone to share them with.
Author Unknown

Behind every great man is a man greater, his father.
Habeeb Akande

Fathers and daughters have a special bond. She is always daddy’s little girl.
Richard L. Ratliff

Two little girls, on their way home from Sunday school, were solemnly discussing the lesson. “Do you believe there is a devil?” asked one. “No,” said the other promptly. “It’s like Santa Claus: it’s your father.”
Nebelspalter (Zurich, Switzerland)

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

Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other.
Joseph Joubert

The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road.
Angelo Patri

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.
Jean Paul Richter

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

The amount of time we give to something indicates its importance to us.
Jim George

There are many famous people who thank Padre Pio for saving them from painful misfortunes; However, I have never been able to understand which saints should be thanked for sending them.
Carl William Brown

Dad, I know you’ve loved me as long as I’ve lived; but I’ve loved you my whole life.

To her, the name of father was another name for love.
Fanny Fern

My Dad is my hero.
Harry Connick, Jr.

My dad was my best friend and greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, soldier, husband and friend.
Tiger Woods

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

When my father didn’t have my hand….he had my back.
Linda Poindexter

There’s no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.
George R. R. Martin

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.
Author Unknown

Father with his daughter
Father with his daughter

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
Author Unknown

I love my father as the stars – he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.
Terri Guillemets

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
Alice Walker

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
Author Unknown

Freud thought the child tends to fall in love with the mother and be jealous of the father, this is the idea of his famous Oedipus complex. But let’s assume we find ourselves in the presence of a tender homosexual!
Carl William Brown

My father, when he went, made my childhood a gift of a half a century.
Antonio Porchia

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
Bill Cosby

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
Oscar Wilde

The American father is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher.
Oscar Wilde

I think my mom put it best. She said, ‘Little girls soften their daddy’s hearts.
Paul Walker

The father who has selflessly poured himself into the life of his children may leave no other monument than that of his children. But as for a life well lived, no other monument is necessary.
Craig D. Lounsbrough

There should be a children’s song: ‘If you’re happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep.
Jim Gaffigan

Even when I finished my first book, my father preferred to continue reading the newspaper, and I continued to write against stupidity.
Carl William Brown

I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.
M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

Daddy, a Son’s first hero and daughter’s first love. 

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland

Your father’s not young when your small is he, he’s not any age, he’s more a power.
Caryl Churchill

My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more.
Pete Rose

A father is a man that has two or more souls to save or lose.
Austin O’malley

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
Author Unknown

During the sole argument we had when [Chelsea] was in high school, the subject of which I don’t even remember, I looked at her and said, ‘As long as you’re in this house, being president is my second most important job.
Bill Clinton

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Ruth E. Renkel

There is probably no more terrible enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man–with human flesh.
Frank Herbert

The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
Tim Russert

Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.
Author Unknown

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.
Michael Jordan

Father with his baby
Father with his baby

Fathers are the geniuses of the house because only a person as intelligent as we could fake such stupidity.
Bill Cosby

A Father dosen’t tell you that he loves you. He shows you.
Demitri The Stoneheart

A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day.
Susan Gale

Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
Victor Hugo

We looked up to our father. He still is much greater than us.
Wynton Marsalis

A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure. To provide stability. Not that a woman can’t provide stability, I’m not saying that… It does take a father, though.
Tom Delay

The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad!

My father established our relationship when I was seven years old. He looked at me and said, “You know, I brought you in this world, and I can take you out. And it don’t make no difference to me, I’ll make another one look just like you.”
Bill Cosby

To the WORLD you are a dad. To our FAMILY, you are the world.

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

You know how it is with fathers, you never escape the idea that maybe after all they’re right.
John updike

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
Gloria Naylor

Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale.
Victoria Secunda

Fathers represent another way of looking at life — the possibility of an alternative dialogue.
Louise J. Kaplan

There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.
Author Unknown

It Is Hard For Many People To Give Up The Religion In Which They Were Born; To Admit That Their Fathers Were Utterly Mistaken, And That The Sacred Records Of Their Country Are But Collections Of Myths And Fables.
Robert Green Ingersoll

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

When I was young, my father was lord Of a small kingdom: a wife, a garden, Kids for whom his word was Word. It took years for my view to harden, To shrink him to human size.
Tracy K. Smith

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