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Quotations About Fathers

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Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale.
Victoria Secunda
Women and Their Fathers, 1992


My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
Quentin Crisp
The Naked Civil Servant, 1968


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


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


Fathers represent another way of looking at life - the possibility of an alternative dialogue.
Louise J. Kaplan
Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual, 1978


Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Gloria Steinem
New York Times, 26 August 1971


It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
Kent Nerburn
Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994


Come little babe, come silly soul, Thy father's shame, thy mother's grief,
Nicholas Breton
Come, little babe, come, silly soul


Diogenes struck the father when the son swore.
Robert Burton
"Anatomy of Melancholy," Democritus to the Reader, 1621


Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or they didn't.
L.L. Hendren


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