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Top 50 Quotations for Father's Day

Father & daughterCelebrate your Dad.with these meaningful quotes this Father's Day ....


• "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

• "I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” -- Umberto Eco

• "You know how it is with fathers, you never escape the idea that maybe after all they're right."
John Updike"

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

• "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me." -- Jim Valvano

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

• "I found out that I’m a pretty bad father. I make a lot of mistakes and I don’t know what I’m doing. But my kids love me. Go figure.” -- Louis C.K.

• "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." -- Bill Cosby

• “To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened. -- Christopher Hitchens

• “The older I get the more I can see / How much he loved my mother and my brother and me / And he did the best that he could / And I only hope when I have my own family That everyday I see a little more of my father in me.” -- Keith Urban

• "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." -- Mario Cuomo

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

-- Unknown

• "A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither." -- Marlene Dietrich

• "Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. " -- 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." -- 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.' " -- Jim Fox

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

• "“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” -- John Wilmot

• "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." -- Sigmund Freud

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

• "A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
– Billy Graham

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

• "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.'" -- Helen Hayes

• "Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows." -- Al Unser

• "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." -- Russell Hoban

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

"A father is a banker...
provided by nature."

-- 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." -- 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." -- 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." -- Garrison Keillor

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

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

• "To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter." -- Euripides

• "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." -- 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.'" -- Jerry Lewis

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

• "Honor thy father and thy mother." -- 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." -- Phyllis McGinley

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

• "When my father didn’t have my hand . . . he had my back." -- Linda Poindexter

• "Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards." -- 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." -- Carroll O'Connor

• "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

"My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it."

-- Abraham Lincoln

• "Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." -- 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." -- Laurence Rockefeller

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

• "An angry father is most cruel towards himself." -- 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." -- Margaret Thatcher

• "Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes." -- Gloria Naylor

• "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." -- Margaret Truman

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

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

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

• "A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be." -- 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." -- Alan Valentine

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

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