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Father Quotes
Sad Quotes about Father

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My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

Related topics: Cynical Business

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


 

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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



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

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

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My father wouldn't get us a TV, he wouldn't allow a TV in the house.
- Janis Joplin

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.
- Giordano Bruno

The child is father of the man.
- William Wordsworth

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

My father taught me how to substitute realities.
- Mira Sorvino

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

My father was my teacher.
But most importantly he was a great dad.
- Beau Bridges

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
- Publilius Syrus

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

My father...
had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
- Chief Joseph

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal,
and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

I decided in my life that I would do nothing that did
not reflect positively on my father's life.
- Sidney Poitier

I was raised Catholic, but my father's people were Methodist,
so we went to both churches.
- Aaron Neville

My father was the most rational and the most dispassionate of men.
- Simon Newcomb

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

You don't have to deserve your mother's love.
You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

It was my father who taught me to value myself.
He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that
I was the most precious thing in his life.
- Dawn French

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things
that make me feel successful.
- William Hurt

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

My father was a farmer and my mother was a farmer,
but, my childhood was very good.
I am very grateful for my childhood,
because it was full of gladness and good humanity.
- Roberto Benigni

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

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

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

My father taught me that the only way you can make
good at anything is to practice,
and then practice some more.
- Pete Rose

I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son,
father and friend.
- Dante Hall

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts
catching up with Mother Nature.
- Harold Coffin

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

But I have to be careful not to let the world dazzle
me so much that I forget that I'm a husband and a father.
- Herbie Hancock

Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls.
- William Pennington

When you have a good mother and no father,
God kind of sits in.
It's not enough, but it helps.
- Dick Gregory

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying
me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
- Camryn Manheim

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill


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