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

Author: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Profession: Austrian Physician - Founder of Psychoanalysis

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.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

Author: George Herbert (1593-1632)

Profession: British Metaphysical Poet

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

Author: Theodore M. Hesburgh (1917)

Profession: American Clergyman, University President

There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder -- infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, ''Our Father Who Art in Heaven.''

Author: Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

Profession: American Army General in WW II

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

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1928)

Profession: Colombian Writer

The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men. A girl has to keep it in mind: They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues. Scratch any father, you find someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors, believing change is a threat -- like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle I it took such months to get.

Author: Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978)

Profession: American Poet, Author

Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.

Author: National Urban League Slogan


When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.

Author: Anais Nin (1914-1977)

Profession: French-born American Novelist, Dancer

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.

Author: William Penn (1644-1718)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.

Author: William Penn (1644-1718)

Profession: British Religious Leader, Founder of Pennsylvania

A father is a banker provided by nature.

Author: French Proverb

Profession: Sayings of French Origin

The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist