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A father is a banker provided by nature.
~ French Proverb

 

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

 

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

 

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An angry father is most cruel toward himself.
~ Publilius Syrus

 

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An unforgiving eye, and a damned disinheriting countenance!
~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

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As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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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

 

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Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
~ Lydia M. Child

 

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By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder -- infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, ''Our Father Who Art in Heaven.''
~ Douglas Macarthur

 

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Call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
~ Bible

 

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Don't make a baby if you can't be a father.
~ National Urban League Slogan

 

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Fathers do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. [Ephesians 6:4]
~ Bible

 

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Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
~ William Penn

 

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

 

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I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
~ Anais Nin

 

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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

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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