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Fathers Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Fathers

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

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

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The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers,
and failure is an orphan.
- Alan Price

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society,
is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
- Bertrand Russell

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put
their family needs on the table.
- James Levine

 

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

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Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

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

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
- Horace

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

To be as good as our fathers we must be better,
imitation is not discipleship.
- Wendell Phillips

There is too much fathering going on just now and there
is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
- Gertrude Stein

Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do.
Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
- Amy Heckerling

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection
it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.
- Hugo Black

Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease,
and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot
iron if they did not desist from their vices.
- Peter Lewis Allen

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and
tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.
- Arna Bontemps

I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be
aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.
- Ellen Muth

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl.
This was one of the ways fathers justified their own
hard work and sacrifices.
- Gene Tierney

Countries are either mothers or fathers,
and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
- Edna O'Brien

The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted
in the American baseball fan.
It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
- Michael Lewis

Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty,
brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain,
to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised?
- Joseph Howe

Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers.
- Taliesin

My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all.
The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution.
- James Meredith

Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours;
the generation that follows will have its own.
Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.
- Olive Schreiner

Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
- Zebulon Pike

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to
secure our independence and the liberties that remain
the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to
their children than fathers:
it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and
are more certain that they are their own.
- Aristotle

As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible,
and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
- Quintilian

English history is all about men liking their fathers,
and American history is all about men hating their
fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did.
- Malcolm Bradbury

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens,
and they will quickly become good wives;
-
that is,
if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads,
but it's a convention of drama.
If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs,
you have to play their fathers.
- Ian Hart

People are concerned, here again, about life,
and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you
make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world.
- Birch Bayh

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

Partly because his life ended before the age of 50,
Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers,
and he managed, with amazing consistency,
to alienate most of them.
- Ron Chernow

Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers
wisely left to the states.
- Judy Biggert

Working mothers do an hour more per day than working
fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour
more per day with the kids than working fathers do.
- James Levine

The founding fathers were not only brilliant,
they were system builders and systematic thinkers.
They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.
- Ron Chernow

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the
world is not given by his fathers,
but borrowed from his children.
- John James Audubon

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater

I see happiness as a by-product.
I don't think you can pursue happiness.
I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes
the Founding Fathers made.
- James Hillman

Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

Maintaining checks and balances on the power of the
Judiciary Branch and the other two branches is vital
to keep the form of government set up by our Founding Fathers.
- Todd Tiahrt

The land of my fathers.
My fathers can have it.
- Dylan Thomas

The fathers, if they got me alone, would try to kiss and fondle me.
I hated it.
- Christine Keeler

Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers,
are being taught at home.
- Ernest Istook

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children
were an unnatural strain on parents.
So they provided jails called schools,
equipped with tortures called an education.
- John Updike

The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of
law and equality before the law and no one above the law,
that is a very viable vision, but instead of that,
we have quasi mob rule.
- James Bovard

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

The modern minds in each generation are the critics
who preserve us from a petrifying world,
who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers.
- Edith Hamilton

Wales is the land of my fathers.
And my fathers can have it.
- Dylan Thomas

Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers,
not your mothers.
- Robin Morgan

Fathers like to have children good-natured,
well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them
in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy.
- Ernestine Rose

Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power
was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold.
- Garet Garrett

The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America
had become so divided and factionalized.
- Michael Beschloss

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting,
the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers
should be commended for serving the purpose that the
Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
- Hugo Black

Slumber not in the tents of your fathers.
The world is advancing.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

We criticize mothers for closeness.
We criticize fathers for distance.
How many of us have expected less from our fathers
and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of
us always let them off the hook?
- Ellen Goodman

In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry,
wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end,
but only to manslaughter and bawdry.
- Roger Ascham

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 A. Baldwin

Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs -
I don't see anybody trying to look like them today,
either...
But we do look to them as role models.
- Leigh Steinberg

It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers.
- Chauncey Depew

Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results;
we value it in the act.
- Alice Meynell

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the
last warrior our country,
our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.
- Tecumseh

Fourscore and seven years ago
our fathers brought forth on this continent,
a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest
aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise...
specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
- Allan Bloom

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians:
the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
- e. e. cummings


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