Father Quotes, Sayings about Fathers

A boy, by the age of three years, senses that his destiny is to be a man, so he watches his father particularly–his interests, manner, speech, pleasures, his attitude toward work…
– Benjamin Spock and Michael B. Rothenberg

Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what’s in him and what’s been given him.
– Laurence Rockefeller

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
– Bill Cosby

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child’s delight added to your own so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection, this is happiness.
– J.B. Priestley

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

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

As you journey through [life], you will encounter all sorts of these nasty little upsets, and you will either learn to adjust yourself to them or gradually go nuts.
– Groucho Marx

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

When dealing with a two-year-old in the midst of a tantrum, fathers need to be particularly watchful about the tendency to need to feel victorious.
– Dr. Kyle Pruett

No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, what the world means, what anything means, until he has a child and loves it.
– Lafcadio Hearn

Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land, And don’t criticize What you can’t understand.
– Bob Dylan

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

Let us teach them not only to do virtuously, but to excel. To excel they must be taught to be steady, active, and industrious.
– John Adams

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
– Aldous Huxley

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.
– Barbara Kingsolver

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

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

One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters.
– George Herbert

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

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