The most important
thing a father can do for his children is to love their
It is a wise child that knows his own father.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
The longer I live the more convinced I become that God
governs in the affairs of men. And have we now forgotten
that powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but
bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish
to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable
pattern may not be lost to the world.
"Fathers, like mothers, are not born.
Men grow into fathers--
and fathering is a very important
stage in their development."
-David M. Gottesman
A man knows he is growing old because he begins to look
like his father.
-Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts
unto your children, how much more shall your Father who
is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"
If the new American fathers feel bewildered and even
defeated, let them take comfort from the fact that
whatever they do in any fathering situation has a fifty
percent chance of being right.
That is the thankless position of the father in the
family-the provider for all. and the enemy of all.
-J. August Strindberg,
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I
remember he was.
-Anne Sexton, U.S. poet.
One father is more
than a hundred schoolmasters.
-English proverb (17th century)
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the
need for a fathers protection.
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