Fathers Proverbs

Sayings about Fathers

You only appreciate your father the day you become a father yourself.~ Iranian Proverb

One father can feed seven children, but seven children cannot feed one father.~ Cameroonian Proverb

When the father has eaten too much salt in his lifetime, then his son thereafter will have a great thirst. ~ Vietnamese Proverb

Tell me who your father is, and I’ll tell you who you are.~ Filipino Proverb

Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son. ~ Russian Proverbs

Three daughters and a mother are four devils for a father.~ Argentine Proverbs

When a father praises his son, he flatters himself.~ American Proverbs

What reaches the mother’s heart will only reach the father’s knees. ~ Polish Proverbs

The goodness of the father reaches higher than a mountain; that of the mother goes deeper than the ocean. ~ Japanese Proverbs

When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him.~ Ghanaian Proverb

A greedy father has thieves for children. ~ Serbian Proverb

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

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. ~ English Proverbs

One of life’s greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn’t good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. ~ Jewish Proverb

Like father, like son. ~ Latin Proverbs

My fathers planted for me, and I planted for my children. ~ Hebrew Proverb

You cannot satisfy the whole world and your father. ~ French Proverb

The son shoots a leopard; the father is proud. ~ Congolese Proverb

There’s no advice like father’s — even if you don’t take it. ~ American Proverb

A mother is gold, a father is a mirror. ~ Nigerian Proverb

Mean fathers, wasteful sons.~ French Proverb

You can buy everything, except a father and a mother.~ Tamil Proverb

As long as I am running my father will still have a son. ~ Brazilian Proverb

If you know his father and grandfather, don’t worry about his son. ~ African Proverb

Except for my father and my mother everybody lies. ~ Berber Proverb

If a son is uneducated, his father is to blame.~ Chinese Proverb

A priest is a man who is called Father by everyone except his own children who are obliged to call him Uncle. ~ Italian Proverb

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old. ~ English Proverb

The children eat the fruit and the father sleeps on the peel. ~ Cypriot Proverbs

A girl without a mother is like a mountain with no paths; a girl without a father is like a mountain with no streams. ~ Kurdish Proverb

A father is a banker provided by nature.~ French Proverb

The father a saint, the son a sinner.~ Spanish Proverb

Quotations about Fathers

Saying about fathers

[T]here is wisdom in every man, in every father, in your father. And that’s true whether you love him or despise him. ~ Joe Kita

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. ~ Robert Lee Frost

We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. ~ Alexander Pope

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.~ Charles Wadworth

Fathers represent another way of looking at life — the possibility of an alternative dialogue. ~ Louise J. Kaplan

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter. ~ Euripides

My dear father! When I remember him, it is always with his arms open wide to love and comfort me.~ Isobel Field

My heart is happy, my mind is free. I had a father who talked with me.~ Hilde Bigelow

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father. ~ Austin O’Malley

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless. ~ Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father’s wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father’s care. ~ William Penn

The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering-galleries, they are clearly heard at the end and by posterity. ~ Jean Paul Richter

An angry father is most cruel toward himself. ~ Publilius Syrus

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

If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. ~ James Baldwin

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child’s board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. ~ Voltaire

The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad! ~ Author Unknown

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

Father! — to God himself we cannot give a holier name. ~ William Wordsworth

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

Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must inspire one or the other. ~ Joseph Joubert

To be a successful father... there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years. ~ Ernest Hemingway Quotes

Even in the best father-son relationships, there’s an uncomfortable familiarity that inhibits us from talking like friends. ~ Joe Kita

Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. ~ Bible

My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. ~ Confucius Quotes

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. ~ George Herbert

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. ~ Anne Sexton

Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows. ~ Al Unser

Why are men reluctant to become fathers? They aren’t through being children. ~ Cindy Garner

Becoming a father isn’t difficult, But it’s very difficult to be a father. ~ Wilhelm Busch

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

I killed the monsters. That’s what fathers do. ~ F.K. Wallace

There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson. ~ Victor Hugo Quotes

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~ Bill Cosby

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. ~ Alan Thicke

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers; most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. ~ Homer

Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise… specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine. ~ Allan Bloom

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

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~ Theodore M. Hesburgh

The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them. ~ Bertrand Russell

To her, the name of father was another name for love.~ Fanny Fern

Whoever does not have a good father should procure one. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature. ~ Antoine-François

The best gift a father can give to his son is the gift of himself – his time. For material things mean little, if there is not someone to share them with. ~ Author Unknown

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. ~ Author Unknown

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~ Author Unknown

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad. ~ Author Unknown

Noble fathers have noble children. ~ Euripides

Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life. ~ Samuel Butler Quotes

What you have inherited from your fathers, earn over again for yourselves, or it will not be yours. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Quotes

That is the thankless position of the father in the family — the provider for all, and the enemy of all. ~ August J. Strindberg

It is much easier to become a father than to be one. ~ Kent Nerburn

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

The affection of a father and a son are different: The father loves the person of the son, and the son loves the memory of his father. ~ Author Unknown

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. ~ Author Unknown

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat. ~ Robert Frost

Don’t make a baby if you can’t be a father. ~ National Urban League Slogan

Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow. ~ Reed Markham

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.~ Jim Valvano

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. ~ Sigmund Freud

The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word father.~ Lydia M. Child

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.~ Clarence Buddinton Kelland

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~ Lydia M. Child

The child is the father of the man.~ William Wordsworth

I could never have a better teacher in those days than my father. ~ Tony Visconti

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