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This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Fathers page.

The following quotes were moved here from the page because the source has no apparent notability. If he is notable, please create a wp page, a wq page or add evidence of notability here. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:10, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

  • "My dad is great because he brought me up to think so and I agree with him." ~ Jeff Turley
  • "By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right - he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong!" ~ Charles Wadsworth
  • "My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." ~ Clarence Budington Kelland
  • "My father taught me to be independent and cocky and free thinking, but he could not stand if it I disagreed with him." ~ Sara Maitland
  • "Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." ~ Ruth E. Renkel

The following quotes are anonymous quotes I could find nowhere except on wq and mirrors, and so were removed from the article. ~ MosheZadka (Talk) 09:17, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

  • "Fathers are men who give daughters away to other men who aren't nearly good they can have grandchildren who are smarter than anybody's."
  • "There's a bathroom in heaven for the father of girls."
  • "When my father died and my two brothers and I sat down to talk about him, we discovered that we were talking about three different men - and I had never met the other two."
  • "We are so peculiarly constituted that it is easier to be a large hero than a small martyr: a father would willingly risk his life to save his child from a burning building, but not give up his afternoon of golf to take the child to the zoo. Yet it is the small sacrifices, multiplied many times, that give love more meaning than the heroic gesture in a crisis."


  • "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