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.
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