A Real Dad


Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old fathers quotes, fathers sayings, and fathers proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

 

 

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

Billy Graham

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

Sigmund Freud

It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.

Dawn French

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.

Frank A. Clark

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a 50 percent chance of being right.

Bill Cosby

When my kids were younger, I used to avoid them. I used to sit on the toilet ’til my legs fell asleep. You want to know why your father spends so long in the toilet? Because he’s not sure he wants to be a father.

Louis CK

The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.

John Green

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

Margaret Mead

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

Confucius

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

Bertrand Russel

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.

David Gottesman

Be kind to thy father, for when thou were young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.

Margaret Courtney

Noble fathers have noble children.

Euripedes