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Father's Day Quotes

Father's Day Quotes


Father's Day Quotes

Erika Cosby
You know... fathers just have a way of putting everything together.

Clarence Budington Kelland
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

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

Lord Chesterfield
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.

National Urban League Slogan
Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.

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

Helen Rowland
A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

Austin O'Malley
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.

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

William Penn
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.

Charles Wadworth
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

Anonymous
Small boys become big men through the influence of big men who care about small boys.

To be a successful father, there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
~ Ernest Hemingway

The thing to remember about fathers is... they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat, like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle...
~ Phyllis McGinley

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 Baldwin

My father hated radio and he could not wait for television to be invented so that he could hate that too.
~ Peter De Vries

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
~ Robert Orben

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
~ Red Buttons

My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.
LouisAdamic

Think of your forefathers! Think of your posterity!
John QuincyAdams

Does faith begin to fail . . . ? Say not the Father hath not heard your prayer; You shall have your desire, sometime, somewhere.
Ophelia G.Adams

"Honour thy father and thy mother" stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.
Aeschylus

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.
Louisa MayAlcott

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. 
~Clarence Budington Kelland


My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard.  Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass."  "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply.  "We're raising boys." 
~Harmon Killebrew


One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters. 
~George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640


Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. 
~Bill Cosby


Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name. 
~William Wordsworth


Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament.  But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it. 
~Clarence Budington Kelland


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


Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! 
~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836


It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.  ~Johann Schiller


A father carries pictures where his money used to be. 
~Author Unknown


When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. 
~Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874


Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown. 
~Author Unknown


Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. 
~Gloria Naylor


There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.  ~John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994


It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. 
~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams


It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. 
~Phyllis Diller


Are we not like two volumes of one book? 
~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore


The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown


Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. 
~Elizabeth Stone

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. 
~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter


Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. 
~Author Unknown