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My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

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When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

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

 

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Whenever I fail as a father or husband...
a toy and a diamond always works.
- Shahrukh Khan

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
- Kent Nerburn

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light
between the heart and the heavenly Father.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

I just wish I could understand my father.
- Michael Jackson

As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father
coming on a white horse to rescue me.
- Christine Keeler

Do you know that other than my father,
I've never had a man take care of me?
- Dionne Warwick

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

A father is always making his baby into a little woman.
And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
- Enid Bagnold

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

If my father had hugged me even once,
I'd be an accountant right now.
- Ray Romano

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

To people who remember JFK's assassination,
JFK Jr. will probably always be that boy saluting his father's coffin.
- Michael Beschloss

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

Being a father helps me be more responsible...
you see more things than you've ever seen.
- Kid Rock

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert

I know that I will never find my father in any other
man who comes into my life,
because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him.
- Halle Berry

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.
- Michael Bergin

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
- Quentin Crisp

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

No man is responsible for his father.
That was entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

My father-in-law gets up at 5 o'clock in the morning
and watches the Discovery Channel.
I don't know why there's this big rush to do this.
- Jeff Foxworthy

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours,
I must look her straight in the eyes.
- Prince Charles

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.
- Giordano Bruno

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the
ruins of Troy and so do we all,
whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
- Angela Carter

My father was never anti-anything in our house.
- Errol Flynn

I hope I am remembered by my children as a good father.
- Orson Scott Card

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father.
- Dale Earnhardt

I'm a father; that's what matters most.
Nothing matters more.
- Gordon Brown

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
- Annette Funicello

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

Because of my father, we are that Shining City on a Hill.
- Michael Reagan

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

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

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller


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