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That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

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

Author: Enid Bagnold (1889-1981)

Profession: British Novelist, Playwright

Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. [Ephesians 6:4]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.

Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)

Profession: British Poet, Satirist

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

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

Author: Lydia M. Child (1802-1880)

Profession: American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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.

Author: Bill Cosby (1937)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian, Producer

You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.

Author: Erika Cosby


Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.

Author: Margaret Courtney


I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.

Author: Mario Cuomo


What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father.

Author: Mary Mapes Dodge


To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet

Noble fathers have noble children.

Author: Euripides

Profession: Greek Tragic Poet