Quotation Explorer - 'Fathers'

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children. - John James Audubon
It's a fathers job to spoil his daughters shamelessly, it's their husbands job to tame them. Prince Zehava-The Dragon Prince - Melanie Rawn
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mother and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all. - Benjamin Spock
Daughters go into analysis hating their fathers and come out hating their mothers. They never come out hating themselves.
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government. - Ron Paul
Having seen all of their fathers and husbands walk out the door[...], each woman understood most completely the nature of women's interconnectedness. Being reliant upon only women also had meant that the particulars of problem solving were addressed in ways known to women and using women's methods. - Tracey Lindberg
Real Fathers are men of integrity & honour. Their word is their bond. - Fela Durotoye
Always the following wind of historyOf others' wisdom makes a buoyant airTill we come suddenly on pockets where Is nothing loud but us; where voices seemAbrupt, untrained, competing with no lieOur fathers shouted once. - W.H. Auden
The U.S. didn't achieve its liberty or prosperity by mistake. It was by design, and the architects were the Founding Fathers. Don't mess with the Constitution. The Constitution matters. - A.E. Samaan
As fathers, we should have a desire to be active participants in our children’s lives. - Asa Don Brown
Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't. - L. L. Henderson
If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it. - Stephen Colbert
There would be fewer absent fathers, if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace--in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny after ward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honour. It is human at least, if not divine. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Our children need to assimilate the wonder that is India when they are young, so that they imbibe the principles of our founding fathers and continue to build this great nation. - Shallu Jindal
There is always so much talk about the sins of the fathers, but it is the sins of the mothers that are the most difficult to avoid repeating. - Melanie Benjamin
Fathers are the future's keepers, as it was in the beginning when the only begotten Son became Father to Man and the Great Circle of Father to Son; Son to Father began. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
What the world really needs is courageous parenting from mothers and fathers who are not afraid to speak up and take a stand. - Larry R. Lawrence
I grew up to have my father's looks - my fathers speech patterns - my father's posture - my father's walk - my father's opinions and my mother's contempt for my father. - Jules Feiffer
Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had. - Aristotle
It does not always follow that good men are good fathers. - Kathryn L. Nelson
I no longer hear the faint sound of my heart beat. Then I hear the sound of my fathers voice saying, come, be silent with me! - Jordan Hoechlin
They were handsome, proper and normal family fathers who built the concentration camps and whipped the prisoners to death. And who was Nietzsche? A narcotized syphilitic. - Jens Bjørneboe
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. - Homer
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. - Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Fathers, your are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link. - Anita R. Sneed-Carter
The guys who fear becoming fathers don't understand that fathering is not something perfect men do, but something that perfects the man. The end product of child raising is not the child, but the parent. - Frank Pittman
There are good fathers and bad fathers, good sons and bad sons, good husbands and bad ones, but great friends are all alike. We choose them and keep them. We aren’t bound to them by anything but love. - Sarah Manguso
There are many men but rare fathers - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Life is all one piece. Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. For achievement without love is a cold and tight-lipped murderer of human happiness everywhere.
We can’t choose our poetic fathers any more than our biological ones but we can choose how to come to terms with them. - Rodger Kamenetz
Dychwelyd i wlad eich hynafiaid; gwaed yn galw i waed.Return to the land of your fathers; blood calls to blood. - Horton Deakins
Boys did not go to work on the railroad simply because their fathers did. What fetched them were sights and sounds of moving trains, and above all the whistle of a locomotive. I've heard of the call of the wild, the call of the law, the call of the church. There is also the call of the railroad. - Gary Krist
Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
Fathers are ironic, they want democracy in their country but dictatorship in their home. - Amit Kalantri
When the others were picked up and walked home by friends or fathers or best friend’s sisters,I was the kid in a grey hoodie, walking with the poets, the singers, the thinkers, and I was not alone. - Charlotte Eriksson
Victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.[News conference, April 21 1961] - John F. Kennedy
Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. - Abraham Lincoln
Mothers are a biological necessity; fathers are a social invention. - Margaret Mead
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. - Aristotle
When I walk into my kitchen today, I am not alone. Whether we know it or not, none of us is. We bring fathers and mothers and kitchen tables, and every meal we have ever eaten. Food is never just food. It's also a way of getting at something else: who we are, who we have been, and who we want to be. - Molly Wizenberg
I no longer want to see others as humans. I want to learn to see others as brothers, sisters, mothers, & fathers. - Rabbi Shaul David Judelman
Do not trust and depend on someone as a godfather but accept God the father of all fathers. - Osunsakin Adewale
Be it remembered, that liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we have not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood. - John Adams
The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children. - Euripides
Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan. - John F. Kennedy
It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. - Charles A. Beard
Be the hero of your children’s story. Never let them believe for a minute that honor, courage and doing what is right is only reserved for other fathers and mothers. - Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes we wait too long for the forgiveness of our fathers. - Harley King
The Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of America and fell upon their knees. Then they fell upon the aborigines.
Real Fathers make a positive impact on their generation, and so give the next generation the advantage of a better nation to live in - Fela Durotoye
Soldiers of capitalism are the fathers of dissent. - kevin mcpherson eckhoff
All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
It was an earthquake, tearing at the sons of America, trying to swallow them up. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful sons, that women had reared, had kissed and screamed at, and that fathers had stared intently in their cots, to see themselves in the wondrous mirrors of their babies. - Sebastian Barry
Who were these people, these specially selected tenants? They were mothers and fathers and children. A dressmaker, a secretary, an inventor, a doctor, a judge. And, oh yes, one was a bookie, one was a burglar, one was a bomber, and one was a mistake. - Ellen Raskin
Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers and boys used to dress like their fathers. Now girls drink like their fathers and boys dress like their mothers. - Habeeb Akande
The sins of the fathers are often visited upon the sons-in-law.
The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge. - Bible
But the world hinges on good fathers and those who would be the merchants of confidence. - Michelle Franklin
For a flicker of a moment I imagined a world completely different from the one I'd always known, a world in which I was treated with fairness, even kindness-- a world in which fathers didn't sell their daughters. - Arthur Golden
After all, no one is stupid enough to prefer war to peace; in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury their sons. - Herodotus
In these last days, what the world really needs is courageous parenting from mothers and fathers who are not afraid to speak up and take a stand. - Larry R. Lawrence
Father of fathers! - Lailah Gifty Akita
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. - Charles Austin Beard
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son. - Hebrews 1 12
I will forsake everything to fulfill the Fathers calling. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father," she whispers. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don't you think? - Jodi Picoult
The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Real Fathers are Solution Providers and not a part of the problem to be solved. - Fela Durotoye
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong - William Shakespeare
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