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Father Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Fathers:

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
~ 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.

A father... knows exactly what those boys at the mall have in their depraved little minds because he once owned such a depraved little mind himself. In fact, if he thinks enough about the plans that he used to have for young girls, the father not only will support his wife in keeping their daughter home but he might even run over to the mall and have a few of those boys arrested.
~ Bill Cosby Quotes.

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

After Momma gave birth to twelve of us kids, we put her up on a pedestal. It was mostly to keep Daddy away from her.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

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

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
~ Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836.

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

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

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

Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes.

Fathers represent another way of looking at life - the possibility of an alternative dialogue.
~ Louise J. Kaplan, Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual, 1978.

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

Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it.
~ Clarence Budington Kelland.

I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.
~ Adabella Radici.

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
~ Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994.

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

My father told me all about the birds and the bees, the liar - I went steady with a woodpecker till I was twenty-one.
~ Bob Hope.

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.

My father, when he went, made my childhood a gift of a half a century.
~ Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943.

My old father used to have a saying: If you make a bad bargain, hug it all the tighter.
~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes.

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

One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters.
~ George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640.

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later... that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.
~ Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities.

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

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