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  • 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 fifty percent chance of being right.
    * Bill Cosby

  • Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert 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

  • I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.
    * Mario Cuomo

  • Lucky that man
    whose children make his happiness in life
    and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
    * Euripedes

  • I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
    * Sigmund Freud

  • You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.
    * Robert Frost

  • The thing to remember about fathers is, they're men.
    A girl has to keep it in mind:
    They are dragon-seekers, bent on improbable rescues.
    Scratch any father, you find
    Someone chock-full of qualms and romantic terrors,
    Believing change is a threat-
    Like your first shoes with heels on, like your first bicycle
    It took such months to get.
    * Phyllis McGinley

  • A father is a banker provided by nature.
    * French Proverb

  • One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
    * English Proverb

  • An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
    * Publilius Syrus

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