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Father Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Father

Please enjoy these Father Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

 

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

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

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

No, I never thought about my father's money as my money.
- Christie Hefner

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
- Janis Joplin

What does God the Father look like? Although I've never seen Him,
I believe - as with the Holy Spirit -
He looks like Jesus looked on earth.
- Benny Hinn

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
- E. B. White

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

Being a father to my family and a husband is to me
much more important than what I did in the business.
- Tom Bosley

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things
that make me feel successful.
- William Hurt

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

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

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

When a father, absent during the day,
returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament,
not his teaching.
- Robert Bly

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.
- Giordano Bruno

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
- H. G. Wells

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

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

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
- Tatum O'Neal

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

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

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

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello


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