Father Quotes

Seneca Quote: Men learn while they teach.

Men learn while they teach.


The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

Bertrand Russell

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.


The father who would taste the essence of his fatherhood must turn back from the plane of his experience, take with him the fruits of his journey and begin again beside his child, marching step by step over the same old road.

Angelo Patri

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

Ruth E. Renkel

A bad father has never a good son.

Latin Proverb

Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.

Wilhelm Busch

The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.


A father is a banker provided by nature.

French Proverb

His heritage to his children wasn't words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father.

Will Rogers Jr.

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

Jim Valvano

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.

David Gottesman

Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, Who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, And joined in thy innocent glee.

Margaret Courtney

A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be.

Carol Coats

My father taught me to work he did not teach me to love it.

Abraham Lincoln

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.

Gloria Naylor

What you have inherited from your father, you must earn over again for yourselves, or it will not be yours.

Johann Wofgang von Goethe

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

Clarence Kelland

No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace. In peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.

Croesus of Lydia

If it were natural for father to care for their sons, they would not need so many laws commanding them to do so.

Phyllis Chesler

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.

Knights of Pythagoras

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare

Manual labor to my father was not only good and decent for it’s own sake but, as he was given to saying, it straightened out one’s thoughts.

Mary Ellen Chase

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

Lydia M. Child

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

Sigmund Freud

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity.

Jean Paul Richter

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.

Unknown Author

A man knows he is growing old because begins to look like his father.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My son is my son till he have got him a wife, but my daughter’s my daughter all the days of her life.

Thomas Fuller

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


The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.


No father should have to bury their child.

Lord of the Rings (Théoden)

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

George Herbert

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

Henry Ward Beecher

A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them fortune.

Richard Whately

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

Bertrand Russell

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