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Quotes on fathers, male parents.
The Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904) 
- Quotes reported in James William Norton-Kyshe, The Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 188-189.
- Human society was so constituted, for human nature was so constituted, that the honour and dignity of a father were connected with that of a son; and there was no son who must not be disturbed and disquieted by imputations on his father.
- Abbott, C.J., King v. Hunt (1824), 2 St. Tr. (N. S.) 100.
- The authority of a father to guide and govern the education of his child is a very sacred thing, bestowed by the Almighty, and to be sustained to the uttermost by human law. It is not to be abrogated or abridged, without the most coercive reason. For the parent and the child alike, its maintenance is essential, that their reciprocal relations may be fruitful of happiness and virtue; and no disturbing intervention should be allowed between them whilst those relations are pure and wholesome and conducive to their mutual benefit.
- Lord O'Hagan, In re Meades (1870), 5 Ir. L. R. Eq. 103.
- As a man of the world, and speaking as a father, I am satisfied that solitary children are not so happy, and not so likely to make good men and women, as children brought up in the society of brothers and sisters in early life.
- Jessel, M.R., In re Besant (1879), L. R. 11 0. D. 512.
- A father, by the law of God and nature, is bound to support his son, and è contra, in case the father is empoverished.
- Wyndham, J., Manby v. Scott (1672), 1 Levinz, 4; 2 Sm. L. C. (8th ed.) 472.
- The rights of a father are sacred rights because his duties are sacred duties.
- Brett, M.R., In re Agar-Ellis, Agar-Ellis v. Lascelles (1883), id., L. H. 24 C. D. 329.
- "Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!" ~ Lydia Maria Child
- "By profession, I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder, infinitely prouder, to be a father." ~ General Douglas MacArthur
- "The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty as the son who neglects them." ~ Confucius
- "Happy is the father whose child finds his attempts to amuse it, amusing." ~ Robert Lynd
- "I could not point to any need in childhood as strong as that for a father's protection." ~ Sigmund Freud
- "It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was." ~ Anne Sexton
- "Mommy would never divorce Daddy. He's just like one of the family." ~ Bil Keane
- "My father used to shirk his parental responsibilities by saying that life was an illusion; karma was also a convenient excuse for foul-ups. In my mind echos: 'Sorry I sold your baseball cards, Monkey, but it's your karma, and life is just an illusion anyway, boy.'" ~ Monkey, Inside Monkey Zetterland
- "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." ~ Theodore Hesburgh
- "A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." ~ Anonymous
- "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." ~ George Herbert
- "A good father lives so he is a credit to his children." ~ Arnold Glasow
- "What a father says to his children is not heard by the world, but it will be heard by posterity." ~ Jean Paul
- "Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life." ~ Oscar Wilde
- "He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." ~ Clarence Budington Kelland
- "A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again." ~ Enid Bagnold
- "Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." ~ Ruth E. Renkel
- "Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad." ~ Author Unknown
- "There are three stages of a man's life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus." ~ Author Unknown
- "Luke, I am your father." - Darth Vader
- "Hell is full of dads." - George Carlin