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Quotations About Fathers

Related: Family, Parents, Mothers

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

Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son.
Russian Proverb

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