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It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
~ Alice Walker

 

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Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.
~ William Penn

 

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My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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Noble fathers have noble children.
~ Euripides

 

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None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world -- so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.
~ Queen Victoria

 

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

 

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One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
~ Anonymous

 

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That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
~ Joseph Addison

 

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

 

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The American father is never seen in London. He passes his life entirely in Wall Street and communicates with his family once a month by means of a telegram in cipher.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
~ Confucius

 

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The fundamental defect with fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
~ Bertrand Russell

 

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The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
~ Theodore M. Hesburgh

 

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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 I it took such months to get.
~ Phyllis Mcginley

 

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The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
~ Austin O'Malley

 

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There are fathers who do not love their children, but there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
~ Victor Hugo

 

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Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.
~ Samuel Butler

 

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

 

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To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

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What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father.
~ Mary Mapes Dodge

 

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