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Fathers Day quotes, sayings and short poems

Celebrate Fathers Day 2013 with fathers day quotes, sayings and short poems.

"My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn." quote by Louis Adamic

'Honour thy father and thy mother' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness." quote by Aeschylus

"Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are." quote by Louisa May Alcott

"I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." quote by Alexander the Great

"Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do...but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did." quote by Anonymous

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

"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." quote by Bill Cosby

"A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station." quote by Bill 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." quote by Margaret Courtney

"I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week." quote by Mario Cuomo

"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." quote by Mario Cuomo

"A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be." quote by Unknown

"A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma." quote by Marlene Dietrich

"Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. " quote by Euripedes

"Fifth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." quote by Exodus 20:12

"My father always told me, 'Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.' " quote by Jim Fox

"The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat." quote by Robert Frost

"You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular." quote by Robert Frost

"A father is a banker provided by nature." quote by French Proverb

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." quote by Sigmund Freud

"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." quote by Anne Geddes

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

"If you think about it seriously, all the questions about the soul and the immortality of the soul and paradise and hell are at bottom only a way of seeing this very simple fact: that every action of ours is passed on to others according to its value, of good or evil, it passes from father to son, from one generation to the next, in a perpetual movement." quote by Antonio Gramsci

"When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, 'She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge.'" quote by Helen Hayes

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." quote by George Herbert

"If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time." quote by Russell Hoban

"For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers." quote by Homer

"A father is a banker... provided by nature." quote by French Proverb

"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, you've had a great life." quote by Elbert Hubbard

"My father died many years ago, and yet when something special happens to me, I talk to him secretly not really knowing whether he hears, but it makes me feel better to half believe it." quote by Natasha Josefowitz

"The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan." quote by Garrison Keillor
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." quote by Clarence Budington Kelland

"My father told me that all businessmen were sons-of-bitches, but I never believed him until now." quote by John F. Kennedy

"My father said, 'Politics asks the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Is it popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?'" quote by Dexter Scott King

"His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path." quote by Stephen King

"When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'" quote by Jerry Lewis

"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be." quote by Abraham Lincoln

"Honor thy father and thy mother." quote by Matthew 19:19

"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 It took such months to get." quote by Phyllis McGinley

"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it." quote by Abraham Lincoln

"Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother." quote by Friedrich Nietzche

"Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards." quote by Robert Orben

"People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls; poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad." quote by Carroll O'Connor
"A wise son maketh a glad father." quote by 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." quote by Queen Victoria of England

"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it." quote by Abraham Lincoln

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." quote by Ruth E. Renkel

"Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what's in him and what's been given him." quote by Laurence Rockefeller

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

"An angry father is most cruel towards himself." quote by Publilius Syrus

"I just owe almost everything to my father [and] it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election." quote by Margaret Thatcher

"A man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and the two become one flesh." quote by The Holy Bible

"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love." quote by Margaret Truman

"A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season". quote by Unknown

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." quote by Unknown

"Small boy's definition of Father's Day: It's just like Mother's Day only you don't spend so much." quote by Unknown

"A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be." quote by Unknown

"For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile; nothing endures except the sense of difference." quote by Alan Valentine

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." quote by Charles Wadsworth

"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." quote by Clarence Budington Kelland

"My father told me that all businessmen were sons-of-bitches, but I never believed him until now." quote by John F. Kennedy

"My father said, 'Politics asks the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Is it popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?'" quote by Dexter Scott King

"His mother called such people ignorant and superstitious, but his father only shook his head slowly and puffed his pipe and said that sometimes old stories had a grain or two of truth in them and it was best not to take chances. It was why, he said, he crossed himself whenever a black cat crossed his path." quote by Stephen King

"When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'" quote by Jerry Lewis

"I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be." quote by Abraham Lincoln

"Honor thy father and thy mother." quote by Matthew 19:19

"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 It took such months to get." quote by Phyllis McGinley

"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it." quote by Abraham Lincoln

"Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother." quote by Friedrich Nietzche

"Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards." quote by Robert Orben

"People see Archie Bunker everywhere. Particularly girls; poor girls, rich girls, all kinds of girls are always coming up to me and telling me that Archie is just like their dad." quote by Carroll O'Connor

"A wise son maketh a glad father." quote by 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." quote by Queen Victoria of England

"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it." quote by Abraham Lincoln

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." quote by Ruth E. Renkel

"Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what's in him and what's been given him." quote by Laurence Rockefeller

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

"An angry father is most cruel towards himself." quote by Publilius Syrus

"I just owe almost everything to my father [and] it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election." quote by Margaret Thatcher

"A man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and the two become one flesh." quote by The Holy Bible

"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love." quote by Margaret Truman

"A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season". quote by Unknown

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." quote by Unknown

"Small boy's definition of Father's Day: It's just like Mother's Day only you don't spend so much." quote by Unknown

"A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be." quote by Unknown

"For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile; nothing endures except the sense of difference." quote by Alan Valentine

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." quote by Charles Wadsworth

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