Fatherhood Quotes

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Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
Kent Nerburn
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Sigmund Freud
What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.
Jean Paul Richter
No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mother's affair.
Margaret Turnbull
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare
There are three stages of a man's life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Enid Bagnold
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
Marlene Dietrich
Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
Al Unser, Jr.
The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Bertrand Russell
Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
Amy Heckerling
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadworth
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Ruth E. Renkel
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Mark Twain
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Jim Valvano
I won't lie to you, fatherhood isn't easy like motherhood.
Homer Simpson
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
A stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and DESERVES is a parent who is SPARKY.
Roald Dahl
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh
There's no pillow quite so soft as a father's strong shoulder.
Richard L. Evans
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
English Proverb
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us.
Umberto Eco
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII
It is a great moment in life when a father sees a son grow taller than he or reach farther.
Richard L. Evans
Why are men reluctant to become fathers? They aren't through being children.
Cindy Garner
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
J. August Strindberg
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
My father was often angry when I was most like him.
Lillian Hellman
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland
Becoming a father isn't difficult, But it's very difficult to be a father.
Wilhelm Busch
My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got.
Mark Twain
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child
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