Quotes and Sayings about Fathers
"Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?"
- John Amery
(Related: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)
"And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Conservative, Constitution, Country, Fathers, Founding)
"Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King's daughter, I would have gone nevertheless."
- Joan of Arc
(Related: God, Daughter, Fathers, Mothers)
"The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti."
- Jean-Bertrand Aristide
(Related: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)
"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."
(Related: Children, Fathers, Mothers)
"In our fathers' time nothing was read but books of feigned chivalry, wherein a man by reading should be led to none other end, but only to manslaughter and bawdry."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Time, Books, Chivalry, End, Fathers, Man, Nothing, Reading)
"A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Children, Fathers, Man, World)
"Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution."
- Michael Badnarik
(Related: Government, Survival, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Order)
"If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Father, Son, Earth, Fathers, Glory, Sons)
"People are concerned, here again, about life, and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world."
- Birch Bayh
(Related: Life, People, Attention, Fathers, World)
"My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived - roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska."
- Standing Bear
(Related: First, Living, Now, states, Years)
"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
- Charles A. Beard
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Reputation, Struggle)
"I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Being, Fathers, Speech)
"The Founding Fathers would be sorry to see that America had become so divided and factionalized."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: America, Fathers, Founding)
"Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Marriage, Fathers, Founding, states)
"In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Purpose, Fathers, Founding, Newspapers, Post, Washington)
"The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, People, Fathers, Founding, Press, Protection, Secrets)
"Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Success, Idea, Children, Competence, Fathers, Mothers)
"Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky."
- Arna Bontemps
(Related: Dreams, Dance, Fathers, Jungle, Rain, Sky)
"The vision that the founding fathers had of rule of law and equality before the law and no one above the law, that is a very viable vision, but instead of that, we have quasi mob rule."
- James Bovard
(Related: Equality, Vision, Fathers, Founding, Law, Mob)
"It is hard to know how many people do, but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers, nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom that our forefathers had."
- James Bovard
(Related: People, Americans, Freedom, Passion)
"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: History, Men, American, English, Fathers, Trying)
"But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)
"A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Dream, Man, Property)
"I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Constitution, Extreme, Fate, Fathers, Forgetfulness)
"Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more."
- Stokely Carmichael
"I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun."
- George Catlin
(Related: Fathers, Fire, Hunting, Sadness, Silence, Sun)
"No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Children, Fathers, Mothers, Ugly)
"Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Love, Diligence, Fathers, Praise, Scripture)
"The founding fathers were not only brilliant, they were system builders and systematic thinkers. They came up with comprehensive plans and visions."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Visions)
"Partly because his life ended before the age of 50, Hamilton was defined by the other founding fathers, and he managed, with amazing consistency, to alienate most of them."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Age, Life, Consistency, Fathers, Founding)
"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
(Related: Fathers, Misfortune, Sons)
"Because religion has such a compelling hold on the deep psyches of so many people, feminists cannot afford to leave it in the hands of the fathers."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Religion, People, Deep, Fathers)
"Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan."
- Galeazzo Ciano
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Fathers)
"An atmosphere of beliefs and conceptions has been formed by the labours and struggles of our forefathers, which enables us to breathe amid the various and complex circumstances of our life."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Life, Beliefs, Circumstances)
"Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority."
- Barber B. Conable, Jr.
(Related: Congress, Democracy, Fathers, Founding, Majority, Will)
"At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Time, Children, Clocks, Fathers)
"Men of New England, I hold you to the doctrines of liberty which ye inherit from your Puritan forefathers."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Men, England, Liberty)
"All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Women, Fathers, Obsessions, Trouble)
"It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers."
- Chauncey Depew
(Related: Fathers, Pity)
"These are people who haven't gone through the legal means to becoming citizens like our forefathers did. They want all the benefits but none of the responsibilities."
- Matt Dillon
(Related: Legal, People, Benefits, Want)
"Because I was in Atlanta, people didn't realize I'm one of the real forefathers in the game."
- Jermaine Dupri
"Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!"
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Business, America, Fathers)
"You see, I had been riding with the storm clouds, and had come to earth as rain, and it was drought that I had killed with the power that the Six Grandfathers gave me."
- Black Elk
(Related: Power, Clouds, Earth, Rain)
"That satisfied me until I began to figure that if God loved all his children equally, why did he bother about my red hat and let other people lose their fathers and mothers for always?"
- Frances Farmer
(Related: God, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers)
"Not a tenth of us who are in business are doing as well as we could if we merely followed the principles that were known to our grandfathers."
- William Feather
(Related: Business, Principles)
"They were singing, Gillette, the best a man can get, with a lot of guys hugging their fathers and sailing and riding bikes. I suddenly felt a long way from the best a man could get and I thought it would be nice to get from there to the best."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Thought, Fathers, Man, Singing)
"One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age - at the age of 38 in fact - he changed course and decided to become a doctor."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Age, People, Fact)
"If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have only to blame their own mismanagement, for the world is with them as it has never been before, and all sensible fathers and mothers know it."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Blame, Fathers, Mothers, Tragedy, World)
"Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Power, Fathers, Law, Loyalty)
"Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Equality, Time, Conformity, Fathers, First, Founding, Liberty)
"We criticize mothers for closeness. We criticize fathers for distance. How many of us have expected less from our fathers and appreciated what they gave us more? How many of us always let them off the hook?"
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Fathers, Mothers)
"We were not fathers also to convey the promise, as Abraham was; nor although the promise, as collectively taken, had belonged to us, as to Abraham it did."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: Fathers, Promise)
"Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children's lives, the impact of the media culture on children, the delicate balance between work and family, and family involvement in education."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Education, Family, Work, Balance, Children, Culture, Fathers, Media, Past)
"When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places, the thing that allowed them to survive was that they had a faith to see them through the tough times."
- Lee Greenwood
"We grew up as kids watching those movies and we were exposed to themes of civil rights, unfairness, bigotry and fathers struggling against the kind of mob of the town, so you remember how you felt as a kid being taken seriously, that you are part of the human drama."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Movies, Being, Bigotry, Civil rights, Drama, Fathers, Kids, Mob)
"The modern minds in each generation are the critics who preserve us from a petrifying world, who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Fathers, Will, World)
"It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers."
- Ian Hart
(Related: People, Desire, Drama, Fathers, Play)
"In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to secure our independence and the liberties that remain the foundation of our nation today."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Nation, Summer, Today)
"Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of."
- Amy Heckerling
(Related: Babies, Baby, Care, Fathers, Mothers, Needs)
"In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons."
(Related: Peace, War, Fathers, Sons)
"It goes without saying that the Jewish people can have no other goal than Palestine and that, whatever the fate of the proposition may be, our attitude toward the land of our fathers is and shall remain unchangeable."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: People, Attitude, Goal, Fate, Fathers, Land, May, Palestine, Saying)
"If anyone thinks that Jews can steal into the land of their fathers, he is deceiving either himself or others. Nowhere is the coming of Jews so promptly noted as in the historic home of the Jews, for the very reason that it is the historic home."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Home, Fathers, Land, Reason)
"I thought theater people wouldn't see me if I hadn't trained. I didn't want to just be the Brideshead guy, to spend the rest of my life wearing waistcoats. I got the chance to try everything. Not just Romeos, but pimps and grandfathers and even one role as a woman in a Naomi Wallace play called Slaughter City."
- Tom Hiddleston
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Chance, Play, Rest, Theater, Want, Woman)
"I see happiness as a by-product. I don't think you can pursue happiness. I think that phrase is one of the very few mistakes the Founding Fathers made."
- James Hillman
(Related: Happiness, Fathers, Founding, Mistakes)
"Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Fathers, Neighbors, Reason)
"For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers."
(Related: Fathers, Sons)
"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Fish, Fishing, May, Simplicity)
"Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers."
(Related: Fathers, Will)
"But whatever my failure, I have this thing to remember - that I was a pioneer in my profession, just as my grandfathers were in theirs, in that I was the first man in this section to earn his living as a writer."
- Robert E. Howard
(Related: Failure, First, Living, Man, Profession, Writer)
"Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty, brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain, to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised?"
- Joseph Howe
(Related: Fathers, Fire, Liberty, Will)
"Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things."
- Oliver Hudson
(Related: Fathers, Today)
"There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Love, Children, Fathers)
"Today, Arizona's sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Country, Daughters, Fathers, Mothers, Sons, Today)
"Some people had fathers who were bankers or farmers, my father made films, that's how I saw it. As for the movie stars, they were just around, some of them were friends, others weren't, it was all just a part of my everyday life."
- Anjelica Huston
(Related: Life, Father, People, Fathers, Friends, Stars)
"Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Fathers, Sons)
"Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers, are being taught at home."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Home, Being, Day, Fathers, Founding, Present, Students)
"It has to be real, and I think a lot of the problems we have as a society is because we don't acknowledge that family is important, and it has to be people who are present, you know, and mothers and fathers, both are not present enough with children."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Family, Society, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Present, Problems)
"Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers."
- Herbert Kaufman
(Related: Men, Fathers, Sons)
"The fathers, if they got me alone, would try to kiss and fondle me. I hated it."
- Christine Keeler
(Related: Kiss, Fathers)
"Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Victory, Defeat, Fathers)
"Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it."
- Steve King
(Related: Government, History, Time, Democracy, Fathers, First, Founding, World)
"Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation."
- Fletcher Knebel
(Related: Mistake, Taxation)
"Every man is responsible only for his own acts. The sons do not inherit the sins of the fathers. But can we say: that was long ago, they were different?"
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Fathers, Man, Sons)
"Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table."
- James Levine
(Related: Family, Fathers, Needs)
"Working mothers do an hour more per day than working fathers do and working mothers do on average an hour more per day with the kids than working fathers do."
- James Levine
(Related: Day, Fathers, Kids, Mothers)
"So, the total number of hours spent on the stuff you have to do to take care of a family, working and caring for stuff at home, the total number of hours is actually about the same for mothers and fathers."
- James Levine
(Related: Family, Home, Care, Caring, Fathers, Mothers)
"If you factor in not just who's doing what at home, but how much more time working fathers are spending on work outside the home, on average they spend two hours more per day outside the home."
- James Levine
(Related: Home, Time, Work, Day, Fathers)
"The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: American, Baseball, Fathers, Sentimentality, Sons)
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Men, Fathers, Liberty, Nation, Years)
"If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then."
- John Linder
(Related: War, Fathers, Founding, Now, states, Today, United)
"Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved, and will continue to achieve, in the coming years."
- John Linder
(Related: America, Fathers, Founding, Will, Years)
"The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich."
- James Loeb
(Related: Time, Attention, Day, Enjoyment, Literature, Past, Schools, Teaching)
"And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?"
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Gods, Fathers, Man)
"We're seeing a much larger ministry here for the general community. Not just Catholics, but others are calling us too. They're not looking for lawyers or suing their grandfathers, but counseling and healing."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Community, Healing, Lawyers)
"Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing."
- Giuseppe Mazzini
(Related: Fathers, World)
"For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Freedom, Pursuit, Reality, Today, World)
"There is a crying need today to have this truth heralded throughout the land that youth especially may appreciate and hold the freedom of the individual as sacred as did our revolutionary fathers."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Truth, Fathers, Freedom, Land, May, Today, Youth)
"Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Accidents, Fathers)
"My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all. The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution."
- James Meredith
(Related: America, Constitution, Fathers, Founding)
"Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Change, Act, Fathers, Results, Value)
"The forefathers, including James Madison, felt very strongly that the duties that we owe to God were outside of government's prerogative, that government had no business interfering with the way we worship God."
- Roy Moore
(Related: Business, Government, God, Worship)
"Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Women, Fathers, Fault, Mothers, Sexism)
"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Fathers, Friends)
"I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age."
- Ellen Muth
(Related: Age, Hope, Fathers, Film, Help, Mothers, Will)
"Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead."
- Augustus Y. Napier
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Words)
"The bottom line in my view is that America's mothers and fathers deserve to have confidence in law enforcement's ability to ensure that their children are being raised in the safest possible environment."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Ability, America, Being, Children, Confidence, Environment, Fathers, Law, Mothers)
"Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire."
- Edna O'Brien
(Related: Countries, Fathers, Mothers)
"If all things were made through Him, clearly so must the splendid revelations have been which were made to the fathers and prophets, and became to them the symbols of the sacred mysteries of religion."
(Related: Religion, Fathers)
"How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don't police the world. That's conservative, it's Republican, it's pro-American - it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Conservative, Constitution, Fathers, Founding, Nation, Police, Republican, World)
"To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship."
- Wendell Phillips
(Related: Fathers, Imitation)
"Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Authority, Fathers, Now)
"The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan."
- Alan Price
(Related: Success, Failure, Fathers)
"Even now, after whatever gains feminism has made in involving fathers in the rearing of their children, I still think virtually all of us spend the most formative years of our lives very much in the presence of women."
- Reynolds Price
(Related: Women, Children, Fathers, Feminism, Now, Years)
"As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone."
(Related: Fathers, Parents)
"It was dangerous to hit the wrong kid in my neighborhood, because a lot of the guys I played with had fathers in the Mafia."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Fathers, Wrong)
"Like any other people, like fathers, mothers, sons and daughters in every land, when the issue of peace or war has been put squarely to the American people, they have registered for peace."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Peace, War, People, American, Daughters, Fathers, Land, Mothers, Sons)
"Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers."
- Moo-hyum Roh
(Related: Future, Generations, Today)
"I rise in support of the separation of powers as established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution. The Constitution clearly delegates the power to deal with criminal matters, like the use of drugs, to the States."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Power, Constitution, Drugs, Fathers, Founding, Separation, states, Support)
"In case of separation, why should the children be taken from the protecting care of the mother? Who has a better right to them than she? How much do fathers generally do toward bringing them up?"
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Mother, Care, Children, Fathers, Right, Separation)
"Fathers like to have children good-natured, well-behaved, and comfortable, but how to put them in that desirable condition is out of their philosophy."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Children, Fathers, Philosophy)
"The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Society, Children, Credit, Fathers, Want)
"I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did."
- Francis Schaeffer
"Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist."
- Olive Schreiner
(Related: Dreams, Fathers, Man, Will)
"Obama does not represent America. Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for. This country is basically built on an attitude. It's a way of life. It's not because you're born here. It's not that you're supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven't. That kills a country. It killed Russia."
- Luke Scott
(Related: Life, Attitude, America, Country, Russia)
"Most fathers don't see the war within the daughter, her struggles with conflicting images of the idealized and flawed father, her temptation both to retreat to Daddy's lap and protection and to push out of his embrace to that of beau and the world beyond home."
- Victoria Secunda
(Related: Home, War, Father, Daughter, Fathers, Protection, Temptation, World)
"Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Children, Eyes, Fathers, Judgment, May, Wrong)
"Most Americans aren't the sort of citizens the Founding Fathers expected; they are contented serfs. Far from being active critics of government, they assume that its might makes it right."
- Joseph Sobran
(Related: Government, Americans, Being, Fathers, Founding, Right)
"What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: Babies, Fathers, Mothers)
"The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all."
- Benjamin Spock
(Related: People, Babies, Children, Fathers, Mothers)
"Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Time, Civilization)
"There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Doubt, Fathers, Now)
"Hey, our Founding Fathers wore long hair and powdered wigs - I don't see anybody trying to look like them today, either... But we do look to them as role models."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Hair, Today, Trying)
"When it comes to my own turn to lay my weapons down, I shall do so with thankfulness and fatigue, and whatever be my destiny afterward, I shall be glad to lie down with my fathers in honor. It is human at least, if not divine."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Lie, Destiny, Fathers, Fatigue, Honor, Thankfulness, Weapons)
"The offers I get are for grandfathers, uncles - and they often die very quickly in the script."
- Max von Sydow
"Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers."
(Related: Enemies, Fathers)
"Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers."
(Related: Heart, Body, Country, Fathers, Liberty)
"What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!"
(Related: Fathers, Judges)
"The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Fathers, Land)
"To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power."
- Norman Thomas
(Related: Power, Strength, Americans, Faults, Freedom, Mankind, Mistakes, Support)
"Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience - a group history - that may be tapped into at will in years to come."
- John Thorn
(Related: Experience, History, Building, Culture, Fathers, May, Sons, Will, Years)
"There are now grandmothers and grandfathers coming to see us because they are of that age, they grew up in the '50s and '60s and they bring their sons and their daughters to hear the songs they heard when they were young."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Age, Daughters, Now, Songs, Sons)
"Maintaining checks and balances on the power of the Judiciary Branch and the other two branches is vital to keep the form of government set up by our Founding Fathers."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Government, Power, Fathers, Founding)
"I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Work, Fathers, Hard work)
"It helps when 1 can send the children off to their fathers so I can support my new book with a national publicity tour. I started writing the book when my daughter was 5. It took me almost four years."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Daughter, Children, Fathers, Publicity, Support, Writing, Years)
"Two hundred years ago, our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple, yet noble, idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Government, Idea, Democracy, Fathers, Founding, Validity, Years)
"The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education."
- John Updike
(Related: Education, Wisdom, Children, Fathers, Founding, Parents, Schools)
"On the day I was born, or possibly on one of the following days, my father went on a walk in the forested hills and thought of a name for me. His first son was called Daniel, and Samuel in memory of one of his forefathers."
- Immanuel Velikovsky
(Related: Father, Son, Thought, Day, First, Memory, Name)
"We have seen a central government promote the power of labor-union bosses, and in turn be supported by that power, until it has become entirely too much a government of and for one class, which is exactly what our Founding Fathers wanted most to prevent."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Government, Power, Bosses, Class, Fathers, Founding, Labor)
"Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Family, Life, Fathers)
"A long time ago, when all the grandfathers and grandmothers of today were little boys and little girls or very small babies, or perhaps not even born, Pa and Ma and Mary and Laura and Baby Carrie left their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Time, Babies, Baby, Boys, Girls, Today)
"Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Men, Women, Fathers, Husbands, Neglect, Will, Wives)
"Our mothers and fathers want change. They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution."
- Viktor Yushchenko
(Related: Change, Fathers, Mothers, Today, Want)
"Our fathers were actually business partners in the same real-estate firm, and we got together and thought, How can we get a movie together and get distribution and create a new movie genre? We started by making satires of commercials."
- David Zucker
(Related: Business, Thought, Fathers)