Quotes by father

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  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
  • Francis Maitland Balfour
    Francis Maitland Balfour
    British biologist 1851-1882
    Francis Maitland Balfour
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    The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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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?
  • Alan Thicke
    Alan Thicke
    Canadian actor and songwriter 1947-2016
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    As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities.
  • By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
    Voltaire
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    Work is often the father of pleasure.
  • Bobbie Ann Mason
    Bobbie Ann Mason
    American novelist and short story writer
    Bobbie Ann Mason
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    'In Country' is about a high school girl's quest for knowledge about her father, who died in Vietnam just before she was born.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
    American journalist 1968-
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    'Morning Joe' host Mika Brzezinski's personal life is a minefield. Her father is Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, and while one brother is an Obama appointee, the other advises Romney.
  • Billy Wilder
    Billy Wilder
    Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and artist 1906-2002
    Billy Wilder
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    A bad play folds and is forgotten, but in pictures we don't bury our dead. When you think it's out of your system, your daughter sees it on television and says, My father is an idiot.
    Source: Culture and Commitment, 1929-1945 (1973)
  • Enid Bagnold
    Enid Bagnold
    British writer, playwright 1889-1981
    Enid Bagnold
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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.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
    Bill Cosby
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    A father... knows exactly what those boys at the mall have in their depraved little minds because he once owned such a depraved little mind himself. In fact, if he thinks enough about the plans that he used to have for young girls, the father not only will support his wife in keeping their daughter home but he might even run over to the mall and have a few of those boys arrested.
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Colombian writer 1928-
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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    A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
    Bill Cosby
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    A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.
  • Angela Carter
    Angela Carter
    British author 1940-1992
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    Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them.
  • Bruce Forsyth
    Bruce Forsyth
    British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer and screenwriter 1928-2017
    Bruce Forsyth
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    All kids love to get dirty, but if I wandered into the garage, my father would say: 'Son, you're not going to have filthy hands like mine. You're going into show business.'
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