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Father's Day Quotes

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

-Henry Ward Beecher

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It is a wise child that knows his own father.

-Homer

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It is a wise father that knows his own child.

-William Shakespeare

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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 His assistance.

-Benjamin Franklin

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And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

-Ephesians 6:4

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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.

-Helen Rowland

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"Fathers, like mothers, are not born.
Men grow into fathers--
and fathering is a very important
stage in their development."

-David M. Gottesman

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

-Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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"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?"

-Matthew 7:11

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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.

-Bill Cosby

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

-J. August Strindberg,
Swedish writer

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

-Anne Sexton, U.S. poet.

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One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

-English proverb (17th century)

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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a fathers protection.

-Sigmund Freud

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