One of life's greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn't good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world.

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son.

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.

When I was fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have him around. When I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Father image quote by Emily Dickinson

Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.

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

Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.

The grandfather builds the Empire, the father squanders the Empire, and the son loses the Empire.

My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us.

Father image quote by Jim Valvano

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

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

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.

Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies.

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

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

Father image quote by Howard W. Hunter

One of the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Love and compassion are the mother and father of a smile.

We need to create more smiles in our world today. Smiles, after all, pave the way to a happy world.

What good has impatience ever brought?  It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation.

Doubt is the father of invention.

The child is the father of the man.

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.

That is the thankless position of the father in the family -- the provider for all, and the enemy of all.

Father image quote by Sayings

Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.

I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father.

Men and women are not the same. That's not to say they're not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same.

I believe that our Heavenly Father invented man because he was disappointed in the monkey.

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

Work is often the father of pleasure.

She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else.

A father is a banker provided by nature.

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


One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

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

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.

My father was often angry when I was most like him.

Dad, wherever you are, you are gone but you will never be forgotten.

Father image quote by Pele

Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.

My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt;

helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud.

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

Noble fathers have noble children.

There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.

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

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

An angry father is most cruel toward himself.

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.

Gold's father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble.

To depend upon a profession is a less odious form of slavery than to depend upon a father.

My father used to say: Never suspect people, It's better to be deceived or mistaken, which is only human, after all, than to be suspicious, which is common.

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

The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children.

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.