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Father Quotes

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass.' 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.' - Harmon Killebrew. Now, if you know anything about fathers, you wouldn’t find it too difficult to agree with Harmon Killebrew, for fathers, contrary to popular belief, are pretty good at raising kids. While the world goes about doting on mothers, fathers and their love almost always gets sidelined. However, here’s giving fathers all the acknowledgement and respect they rightfully deserve. Read on for a saucer full of famous quotations and sayings on dads.

Brian Tracy

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Terri Guillemets

I love my father as the stars - he's a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.

Louisa May Alcott

Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.

George Eliot

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.

Johnny Depp

The quality of life is so different in France. There is the possibility of living a simple life. I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA. I would never raise any child there.

Stevie Nicks

I hated Chris, my brother. I would pull his hair and kick him, until one day my father gave him permission to fight back. I'll be apologizing to him for the rest of my life.

Gloria Steinem

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

Venus Williams

It wasn't like I was self-motivated. My dad started me. It was his dream before it was mine.

Washington Irving

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.

Beau Biden

Any time the other side - Karl Rove or folks on the far right - are going after my father for smiling too much, you know that's a victory.

Halle Berry

I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.

Quentin Crisp

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

Gene Tierney

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices.

Margaret Mead

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

Aldous Huxley

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

Lenny Kravitz

A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.

Beau Biden

I know my father will be a great vice president.

Miguel de Cervantes

No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

Charles Lamb

I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.

Laurence Sterne

I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.

Rita Rudner

“I never know what to get my father for his birthday. I gave him a hundred dollars and said, 'Buy yourself something that will make your life easier.' So he went out and bought a present for my mother.

Harry S. Truman

My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; For all things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

William Shakespeare

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.

William Shakespeare

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

Nancy Pelosi

My father died the year I was elected to Congress: 1987.

Nancy Pelosi

My father was in Congress when I was born. He was mayor my whole life from when I was in grade school - first grade - to when I went away to college.

Elon Musk

My background educationally is physics and economics, and I grew up in sort of an engineering environment - my father is an electromechanical engineer. And so there were lots of engineery things around me.

Economics Physics

Not many people know my father was an actor. He was the Artful Dodger in 'Oliver!,' and was in a film called 'Frauds,' too. It's interesting talking to him about acting, how much you can get turned down, and how not to take that as a discouragement. It's nice to have that element to relate to for us both.

Joe Biden

Except for the title 'father,' there is no title, including 'vice president,' that I am more proud to wear than that of United States senator.