Fatherhood Quotes

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A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
Enid Bagnold
Why are men reluctant to become fathers? They aren't through being children.
Cindy Garner
No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mother's affair.
Margaret Turnbull
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Sigmund Freud
My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got.
Mark Twain
The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
Bertrand Russell
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Becoming a father isn't difficult, But it's very difficult to be a father.
Wilhelm Busch
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
English Proverb
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Ruth E. Renkel
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity.
Jean Paul Richter
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Clarence Budington Kelland
My father was often angry when I was most like him.
Lillian Hellman
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
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
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 stodgy parent is no fun at all. What a child wants and DESERVES is a parent who is SPARKY.
Roald Dahl
There's no pillow quite so soft as a father's strong shoulder.
Richard L. Evans
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII
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
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.
Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
Amy Heckerling
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare
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
That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
J. August Strindberg
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
Lydia M. Child
It is a great moment in life when a father sees a son grow taller than he or reach farther.
Richard L. Evans
It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
Kent Nerburn
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadworth
Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
Al Unser, Jr.
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
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