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Article - Father's Day Quotes
by Wen Zientek-Sico

Here is a collection of my favorite inspiring, funny, enlightening, cute, or just plain "nice" quotes about Fathers or by Fathers that are perfect for Father's Day. Use them in cards, homemade books, plaques, or other crafts for the best Father's Day gifts ever!
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One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. ~ 17th century English proverb

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. ~ Anonymous

A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season. ~ Anonymous

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

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~ Lydia M. Child

A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be. ~ Carol Coats

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

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. ~ Bill Cosby

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~ Bill Cosby

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

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

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father. ~ Jean de La Fontaine

To her the name of father was another name for love. ~ Fanny Fern

How true Daddy's words were when he said: "All children must look after their own upbringing." Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. ~ Anne Frank

A father is a banker provided by nature. ~ French Proverb

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

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

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

To My Father It matters not that Time has shed His thawless snow upon your head, For he maintains, with wondrous art, Perpetual summer in your heart. ~ William Hamilton Hayne

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. ~ Ernest Hemingway

It is a wise child that knows his own father. ~ Homer

What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father. ~ Mary Mapes Dodge

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. ~ Phyllis McGinley

It is much easier to become a father than to be one. ~ Kent Nerburn

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. ~ William Penn

A wise son maketh a glad father ~ Proverbs 10:1

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. ~ Queen Victoria of England

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

It is a wise father that knows his own child. ~ William Shakespeare

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

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. ~ Mark Twain

For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time. ~ Alan Valentine

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. ~ Alice Walker

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

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later...that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life. ~ Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

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