Selected Quotes about Fathers

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. -- John Adams

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

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! -- Lydia Maria Child

In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons. -- Croesus

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

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. -- Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

To become a father is not difficult, but to be a father is. -- Unknown

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