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Fathers Quotes

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

Author: Anne Sexton (1928-1974)

Profession: American Poet

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Dramatist

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

Author: J. August Strindberg (1849-1912)

Profession: Swedish Dramatist, Novelist, Poet

An angry father is most cruel toward himself.

Author: Publilius Syrus

Profession: Roman Writer

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!

Author: Terence

Profession: Roman Writer of Comedies

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

Author: Source Unknown


None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world -- so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.

Author: Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Profession: Queen of Great Britain

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.

Author: Alice Walker (1944)

Profession: American Author, Critic

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

The American father is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit