Fathers Quotes

 A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. 
Author: Washington Irving
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1783  - d. 28 November 1859
  
 For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away. 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 All we have of freedom - all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of. 
Author: Amy Heckerling
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1954
  
 Babies haven't any hair; Old men's heads are just as bare; Between the cradle and the grave Lies a haircut and a shave. 
Author: Samuel Hoffenstein
Nationality: American
b. 08 October 1890  - d. 06 October 1947
  
 Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward! 
Author: Thomas Alva Edison
Nationality: American
b. 11 February 1847  - d. 18 October 1931
  
 Breast Feeding should not be attempted by fathers with hairy chests, since they can make the baby sneeze and give it wind. 
Author: Mike Harding
Nationality: British
b. 23 October 1944
  
 Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgement looked; And either may be wrong. 
Author: William Shakespeare
Nationality: English
b. December 1564  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don't criticize What you can't understand. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 Daughters go into analysis hating their fathers and come out hating their mothers. They never come out hating themselves. 
Author: Laurie Jo Wojcik
Nationality: American   
 For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. 
Author: Homer
Nationality: Greek   
 Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 God is to be our father, yet we are far from being fathers to our own children. We presume to have insight into divine things, and yet we neglect as unworthy of notice those human relations which are a key to the divine. 
Author: Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel
Nationality: German
b. December 1782  - d.  December 1852
  
 If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 In peace the sons bury their fathers And in war the fathers bury their sons. 
Author: Sir Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 Mothers are a biological necessity; fathers are a social invention. 
Author: Margaret Mead
Nationality: American
b. 16 December 1901  - d. 15 November 1978
  
 Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father. 
Author: Clifton Fadiman
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1904  - d. 20 June 1999
  
 Patriotism is not so much protecting the land of our fathers as preserving the land of our children. 
Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset
Nationality: Spanish
b. 9 May 1883  - d. 18 October 1955
  
 Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing. 
Author: Giuseppe Mazzini
Nationality: Italian
b. 22 June 1805  - d. 10 March 1872
  
 The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children. 
Author: Euripides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 480  - d.  December 406
  
 The sins of the fathers are often visited upon the sons-in-law. 
Author: Joan Kiser
Nationality: Greek   
 There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you. 
Author: Eliezer Wiesel
Nationality: Romanian
b. 30 September 1928
  
 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. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Greek   
 We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 When the swords flash let no idea of love, piety, or even the face of your fathers move you. 
Author: Julius Caesar
Nationality: Roman
b. December 100  - d.  December 44
  
 You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. 
Author: James Beard
Nationality: American
b. 5 May 1903  - d. 21 January 1985
  
 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. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly. 
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Nationality: Spanish
b. 29 September 1547  - d. 23 April 1616
  
 It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers. 
Author: Chauncey Mitchell Depew
Nationality: American
b. 23 April 1834  - d. 05 April 1928
  
 I wish all the mothers, fathers and children out there realize how much I need them and how much I value their support. 
Author: Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 1 July 1961  - d. 31 August 1997
  
 I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did. 
Author: Candice Patricia Bergen
Nationality: American
b. 9 May 1946
  
 By the same rules that the Passover was, by the same may ours be termed a sacrifice. In rigour of speech, neither of them; for to speak after the exact manner of divinity, there is but one only sacrifice, veri nominis, that is Christ's death. And that sacrifice but once actually performed at His death, but ever before represented in figure, from the beginning; and ever since repeated in memory to the world's end. That only absolute, all else relative to it, representative of it, operative by it. Hence it is that what names theirs carried, ours do the like, and the Fathers make no scruple at it - no more need we. 
Author: Bishop Lancelot Andrewes
Nationality: English
b. December 1555  - d. 25 September 1626
  
 There were very few Jews in Linz. In the course of centuries the Jews who lived there had become Europeanized in external appearance and were so much like other human beings that I even looked upon them as Germans. The reason why I did not then perceive the absurdity of such an illusion was that the only external mark which I recognized as distinguishing them from us was the practice of their strange religion. As I thought that they were persecuted on account of their faith my aversion to hearing remarks against them grew almost into a feeling of abhorrence. I did not in the least suspect that there could be such a thing as a systematic anti-Semitism. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. 
Author: Lewis Mumford
Nationality: American
b. 19 October 1895  - d. 26 January 1990
  
 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. 
Author: James Hillman
Nationality: American
b. December 1926
  
 As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone. 
Author: Quintilian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 To be as good as our fathers we must be better. Imitation is not discipleship. 
Author: Wendell Phillips
Nationality: American
b. December 1811  - d.  December 1884
  
 In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 People have expected less of movies and have been willing to settle for less. Some have even been willing to settle for Kramer vs. Kramer and other pictures that seem to be made for an audience of over-age flower children. These pictures express the belief that if a man cares about anything besides being at home with the kids, he's corrupt. Parenting ennobles Dustin Hoffman and makes him a better person in every way, while in The Seduction of Joe Tynan we can see that Alan Alda is a weak, corruptible fellow because he wants to be President of the United States more than he wants to stay at home communing with his daughter about her adolescent miseries. Pictures like these should all end with the fathers and the children sitting at home watching TV together. 
Author: Pauline Kael
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1919  - d. 3 September 2001
  
 Our founding fathers understood that the guys with the guns make the rules. 
Author: Wayne La Pierre
Nationality: American   
 My mother and father had been brought to this country from Russia when they were infants. Their fathers had found that the great promise of America was true - it was no crime to be a Jew. 
Author: Al Capp
Nationality: American
b. 28 September 1909  - d. 5 November 1979
  
 There will be a proliferation of alternatives to the mom-and-pop approach to raising children, including single parents, communes, multiple parents, and family clusters. The participation of the father in the delivery of his child will be taken for granted. Children will be treated with greater respect and given more autonomy. 
Author: Herbert Otto
Nationality: American   
 Not like Gehazi, i.e., dead white, like a leper Not like Lot's wife, all salt Not like Argus, full of eyes Not like Tom Piper, 'hoven and puffed' Not like Crispin, leathery Not like Lazarus, poor Not like Esau, hairy Not like Mary Magdalene, full of whey or maudlin Not like the Gentiles, full of maggots Not like a Bishop, made of burnt milk. 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 Dry sun, dry wind; Safe bind, safe find. 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 To death we must stoop, be we high, be we low, But how and how suddenly few be that know -, What carry we then but a sheet to the grave, To cover this carcass, of all that we have?" 
Author: Thomas Tusser
Nationality: English
b. December 1524  - d.  December 1580
  
 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? 
Author: Ellen Holz Goodman
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1941
  
 A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God? 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic. 
Author: Spike Milligan
Nationality: British
b. December 1918  - d.  December 2002
  
 My father's death, my move, and my frightening and difficult delivery created a tremendous amount of stress, pain, and sadness for me. I was practically devastated beyond recovery. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Being a mother is like being innately artistic, being a father is more like learning to paint by numbers. 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  




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