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Fathers Day Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Fathers Day

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

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

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

If you factor in not just who's doing what at home,
but how much more time working fathers are spending
on work outside the home,
on average they spend two hours more per day outside the home.
- James Levine

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters,
mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.
- Jane D. Hull

Every man is responsible only for his own acts.
The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers.
But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

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

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

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

We were not fathers also to convey the promise,
as Abraham was; nor although the promise,
as collectively taken, had belonged to us,
as to Abraham it did.
- Thomas Goodwin

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

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

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

Our mothers and fathers want change.
They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution.
- Viktor Yushchenko

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

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

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

Because religion has such a compelling hold on the
deep psyches of so many people,
feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers.
- Carol P. Christ

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.
- Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about,
but made into reality.
It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping
to make our world a safer place.
- John M. McHugh

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

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

Government is necessary for our survival.
We need government in order to survive.
The Founding Fathers created a special place for government.
It is called the Constitution.
- Michael Badnarik

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved,
and will continue to achieve, in the coming years.
- John Linder

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes
friends with its grandfathers.
- Lewis Mumford

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

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

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

Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan.
- John F. Kennedy

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


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