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Fathers Quotes

My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (on the death of his son)

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence. - Samuel Johnson

Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. - Ephesians 6:4

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in Heaven give good things to them that ask him?- Matthew 7:11

It is a wise father that knows his own child. -- William Shakespeare (English Dramatist, Playwright and Poet, 1564-1616)

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

Those who trust us educate us. -- T.S. Eliot

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. -- Bertrand Russell (English Logician and Philosopher 1872-1970)

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

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. -- Mark Twain ("Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874)

 

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