He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

– Clarence Budington Kelland

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.

– Author Unknown

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”

– Harmon Killebrew

One father is more than a hundred Schoolemasters.

– George Herbert

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.

Bill Cosby

Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it.

– Clarence Budington Kelland

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.

– Enid Bagnold

And my dad, you’re a great actor but you’re a better father.

– Angelina Jolie

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

– Lydia M. Child

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

– Johann Schiller

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

– Sigmund Freud

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

My father was very strong. I don’t agree with a lot of the ways he brought me up. I don’t agree with a lot of his values, but he did have a lot of integrity, and if he told us not to do something, he didn’t do it either.

– Madonna

Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.

– Author Unknown

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.

– Gloria Naylor

There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.

– John Gregory Brown

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

– Lydia M.

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t.

– Barbara Kingsolver

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.

– John Ciardi

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

– William Shakespeare

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.

– Phyllis Diller

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.

– Alice Walker

To be a successful father there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.

– Ernest Hemingway

Are we not like two volumes of one book?

– Marceline Desbordes

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

– August Strindberg

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

– Bertrand Russell

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care.

– William Penn

The greatest gift I ever had Came from God; I call him Dad!

– Author Unknown

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

– Margaret Mead

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

– Elizabeth Stone

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.

– Bill Cosby

Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.

– Red Buttons

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.

– Sam Ewing

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.

– Dinah Craik

Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again.

– Jimmy Piersal

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

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.

– Charles Wadsworth quotes

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

– William Shakespeare

It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him.

– Mark Twain

A father is a banker provided by nature.

– Anonymous

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

– Ruth E. Renkel

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

– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding, and the baby at every christening.

– Alice Roosevelt Longworth

One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father.

– George Herbert

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

– Anne Sexton

A father’s words are like a thermostat that sets the temperature in the house.

– Paul Lewis

Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.

– Wilhelm Busch

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