Top 313 Fathers Quotes

Here we have the best Fathers Quotes from famous authors such as Peter Scolari, Terence, Ellen Goodman, Ivanka Trump, Lesley Sharp. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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One of the major demographic shares of people who watch ‘Girls’ are men in their fifties. Fathers watch it, maybe trying to figure out how to keep up with their 20-something daughters.

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!

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
I’m a daughter, not a clone. So, of course, daughters often disagree with things their fathers say. But I share my viewpoints with him privately, not publicly. I’m not the candidate.

Sometimes when I hear people talking about their families, or their relationships with their mothers and fathers, I hear it but it’s not something I totally understand.

I remember when ‘Daddy Day Care’ came out, I saw fathers and their sons and daughters walking out of the theater and talking about the movie. That’s the neatest thing.

Steve Carr
I set out to tell my story, which is based on my family. Dr. Cosby told his story in ‘The Cosby Show.’ The comparisons stop there in terms of my creation of the show. We just both happen to have black fathers at the center of it.

As its citizens humbly recommit to an acceptance of guidance from the God of our fathers, our nation will once again see the miraculous resurrection of the proud, responsible, visionary black father. And with him, his family and community will be lifted.

Our Founding Fathers, regular men who did great things together, established this system along with other regular men.

We’re a much more touchy-feely, hands-on generation than our fathers but juggling work, family and social life and trying to be romantic and keep yourself fit is really hard. I want to be the perfect dad but you can’t be the perfect dad unless you compromise elsewhere.

I have two fathers.

I think our founding fathers believed in nullification. There’s no doubt about that.

Real Texans believe in looking out for each other. We believe in honoring our mothers and fathers and keeping our smallest residents – our children – healthy.

I’m every father. I’m not only a black father. I’m a white father. I’m a Chinese father. I’m a Mexican father. I’m all fathers that want their sons out of the house and stop eating up all the food. Get a job, please. Stop looking at the TV.

John Witherspoon
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.

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 Conable
The founding fathers were not only brilliant, they were system builders and systematic thinkers. They came up with comprehensive plans and visions.

I think the founding fathers believed religion shouldn’t interact directly with government.

I used to live with my grandmother. I used to wonder why the other kids in school went home with their mothers and fathers. I wanted to be the guy that got married. I wanted to be the guy with the children and the white picket fence. I never had that.

At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.

e e cummings
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
I have played 50 different kinds of fathers and villains. Only mediocre actors play the part the same way.

English churchmen have long gazed with love on the primitive church as the ideal of Christian perfection, the Eden wherein the first fathers of their faith walked blameless before God and passionless towards each other.

We must speed up the time table for fathers, brothers and sons to provide their mothers, daughters and sisters with the same opportunities that they give themselves.

Blacks as a group will never be equal while they have this situation going on, where the vast majority of children do not have fathers in the home married to their mother, involved in their lives, investing in them, investing in the next generation.

I think fathers were put on Earth to embarrass their daughters.

That’s what the founding fathers intended, that most decisions be made at the state level, not at the federal level.

Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.

Edna O’Brien
We already have two branches of federal government that factor political considerations into their decision-making, and our Founding Fathers determined long ago that we don’t need a third.

I do believe that it was through divine providence that the Founding Fathers drafted a document that created a government that didn’t trust each other – hence the separation of powers. And then, to close the deal, the Bill of Rights was added to continue to protect individual rights and freedoms.

When I first came to Southern California I enrolled at UCLA in pre-med. My fathers a doctor. But the sight of blood turns me off, so I began doing television commercials.

The coolest thing to me, and especially now that our program is PG-friendly, and we advertise that to the hilt, but fathers and mothers come up to me and tell me to keep doing what I’m doing because I’m a good role model for their kids.

Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.

As fathers, we all have great lessons to teach our children.

It is often said that fathers can often find it hard to talk about their own feelings so there’s no wonder they struggle to speak to their son or daughter about the topic.

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.

Barrow, where I live, is a traditional town that still has some heavy industry, but the jobs are more sedentary than in our fathers’ day.

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.

My old man was a musician – that’s what he did for a living. And like most fathers, occasionally he’d let me visit where he worked. So I started going to his recording studio, and I really dug it.

We have a tremendous lack of knowledge of how far we have gotten away from the Constitution of the United States. Democrats and Republicans alike have taken us away from the original intent. You see, I believe in this document as our founding fathers intended it.

So the news that divorced fathers are to be denied a legal right to a relationship with their children, in the long overdue review of family law published this week, fills me with horror and despair.

Louis de Bernieres
Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply, but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing, primal anxiety that often afflicts women.

What the Founding Fathers created in the Constitution is the most magnificent government on the face of the Earth, and the reason is this: because it was intended to preserve the American society and the American spirit, not to transform it or destroy it.

Mark Levin
The prescience of the founding fathers continues to astonish me. They were freedom fighters. They made America. They gave us this magical country. They also were slaveowners – which is confusing to their legacy. How could such brilliant men have only secured freedom for themselves, but not their wives or their slaves?

If I do something for my kids, I get a medal, because most fathers don’t.

Having robbed children of any sense that their Father is in Heaven and that they are His creation, we then launched an experiment in raising them without earthly fathers too. Having neither a Father in heaven or a father in the home, many young men make gangs their families.

Second, marriage is an issue that our Founding Fathers wisely left to the states.

Great American leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worshipped God just as our Founding Fathers did. We must never forget this important aspect of our heritage or use it as a political bargaining chip.

He has nothing to do with me and football really. I don’t see any need for us to start talking about football. Some players have relationships with their fathers where they talk football and get into arguments about it. It is something we have never done. It is just a natural thing, he is my dad and not my coach.

Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers, are being taught at home.

To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship.

I’m not saying that men make better fathers than women do mothers.

We need more men to talk about their experiences of being a dad with colleagues, friends and family. It shouldn’t be surprising to hear about men being good fathers and it’s one of the most powerful ways we can counter the harmful ‘hapless dad’ stereotype.

I love having my son in my life. That’s why it’s more fathers in the hip-hop community, because they probably went through a fatherless childhood like I did.

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.

Plenty of gun opponents have pointed out the obvious: that the Founding Fathers could never have envisioned the kinds of ‘arms‘ that exist today – Washington, Jefferson, and the rest had never even seen a bullet. Musket balls for guns that required constant reloading were the ‘arms’ of the day.

Loyalty of the law-making power to the executive power was one of the dangers the political fathers foretold.

Garet Garrett
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.

Fathers are the first image of who God is!

I feel we just assume all fathers who no longer have involvement in their children’s lives is through choice. I know, first hand, this is absolutely not the case.

When our founding fathers drafted the Constitution and Bill of Rights, black people weren’t even considered human.

I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’

Dilma Rousseff
The Constitution has become a convenient tool and talking point for politicians that get paid by the NRA. The same goes for Americans who just love their guns, so suddenly they’re Constitutional scholars who care about what our founding fathers allegedly wanted.

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
The Second Amendment is not just words on parchment. It’s not some frivolous suggestion from our Founding Fathers to be interpreted by whim. It lies at the heart of what this country was founded upon.

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.

The one phrase you can use is that success has a thousand fathers, and failure is an orphan.

Alan Price
All children need their fathers, but boys especially need fathers to teach them how to be men.

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 Henry Breasted
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.

America needs more fathers taking an active role in their children’s lives.

The Greeks were the first boxers. Pugilism appears to have been one of the earliest distinctions in play and exercise that appeared between the Hellenes and their Asiatic fathers. The unarmed personal encounter was indicative of a sturdier manhood.

Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kingsstories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.

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.

Every coal miner I talked to had, in his history, at least one story of a cave-in. ‘Yeah, he got covered up,’ is a way coal miners refer to fathers and brothers and sons who got buried alive.

When you’re actually talented, and you have something to offer, people start to look at you for you as opposed to who you’re the offspring of. I feel like a lot of actors, artists, or musicians who come from famous fathers or mothers all deal with the same thing.

If the Founding Fathers could have looked into a crystal ball and seen AK-47s and Glock semi-automatic pistols, I think they would say, you know, ‘That’s not really what we mean when we say bear arms.’

TV family sitcoms have always been about fathers who know best and mothers who are so enchanted with everything they do. I wanted to be the first mom to be a mom on TV. I wanted to sent out a message about how us women really feel.

Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.

Galeazzo Ciano
We have found fathers and grandfathers of children with autism are more likely to be engineers.

All you single fathers got to man up.

When I see daughters with their fathers I wonder what that would be like, although not in a way that immobilises me.

Nice girls at school whose fathers owned a Volvo were unapproachable and probably condemned to spinsterhood for all time, simply because no one had the courage to advance up the drive.

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.

I want to be someone for young girls to look up to, for fathers to want their daughters to listen to me because I’m not rude, and I’m actually talking some sense.

Girls are really resentful to their fathers when they don’t get a chance to spend time with them, but now that my daughter knows everything I say damn near will come true or damn near is what it is, she loves me for that, she respects me for it, and I feel the same way with her.

I would never, ever desert my child. A lot of my friends didn’t have fathers growing up, and they were very upset that their fathers weren’t around. I was lucky to have mine around.

Dwight Howard
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.

This country can no longer afford to choose our leaders from a talent pool limited by sex, race, money, powerful fathers and paper degrees. It’s time to take equal pride in breaking all the barriers.

And I tell you, having girls has made me a much better man. I have friends who are fathers, but they only have boys, and they have the same attitude toward women they always had, you know? And I don’t play that… My girls, you mess with them? I will bury you underground.

I grew up in a town without fathers.

All Pro Dad is an organization that started down in Tampa in 1997. And it was just a group of us who felt like we weren’t doing as good a job as our fathers did in connecting with kids and being there and being involved in their lives, working and coaching and spending all the time we had to. We just felt badly.

Fathers in today’s modern families can be so many things.

Oliver Hudson
Our nation’s founding fathers carefully crafted a Bill of Rights – an articulation of personal liberties woven into the entire fabric of our free society. When any of those freedoms are threatened anywhere, they must be defended and protected everywhere.

I grew up with the one of the most famous fathers in the world in the 1960s and ’70s. He passed away in 1984, and as time went on, people didn’t know him. That blew me away.

Kate Burton
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.

We see and hear about Israelis and Palestinians only when they are defined by the global media as ‘occupiers,’ ‘terrorists,’ and ‘victims.’ But we forget that they are fathers and mothers and sons and daughters and neighbors and doctors and shop-owners and farmers and students.

Like most fathers, I would do anything for my children, and I’ve worked very hard at trying to be a good father. I want to give them education, security, everything I never had.

The American public believes the Founding Fathers were close to infallible and that, while our political system has its faults, it functions far better than other democracies. But is it true?

Fathers always have their shoulders available to children for support. They are a source of inspiration in our lives and for every son or daughter, they are the strongest.

I feel that the Second Amendment is the right to keep and bear arms for our citizenry. This not for someone who’s in the military. This is not for law enforcement. This is for us. And, in fact, when you read that Constitution and the Founding Fathers, they intended this to stop tyranny.

The undocumented should pay penalties for the laws they broke by coming here, but we should remember that the founding fathers were willing to break up an empire to achieve their dreams.

So many men have holes in their souls the shape of their fathers. You can pass that on to your kid, or you can do something about it, and I’m seeing a lot of men doing something about it.

Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act.

Alice Meynell
I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers.

Today, Arizona‘s sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.

I ask for a lot of advice from different fathers – all kinds of dads.

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?

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
I’m not here to say vote for one side of the other. But I’m here to say use your voice and vote. Our ancestors, our fathers and things like that fought for this right. You should take advantage of it and get out and vote and use it.

‘Hannity’ had a a guy on that said, ‘I fathered 20 kids by 14 mothers.’ That is s cultural issue which has demeaned our society and has caused our society dearly in terms of imprisonment. Who’s going to be the fathers to those children? Who’s going to pay child support?

Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractionsadultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers – none can equal the Internet.

Adam Gopnik
Fathers need to be made aware of their responsibilities – and that’s up to all of us to communicate, as parents, as politicians and as members of a community.

A workplace culture where fathers are encouraged to take paternity leave would result in stronger families, a more equal labour market and a better economy.

The United States is a constitutional republic, and the Founding Fathers fought to ensure that the mob couldn’t undermine it.

The pro skaters I know are responsible members of society. Many of them are fathers, homeowners, world travelers and successful entrepreneurs. Their hairdos and tattoos are simply part of our culture, even when they raise eyebrows during PTA meetings.

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.

Arna Bontemps
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
Fathers have a quality of responsibility and coming back home from work after the daily hustle and the best thing is that despite the hustle and problems, they will still have a smile on their faces which is a very special quality.

Some fathers raise their daughters to be seen and not heard; they raise their daughters not to speak out. Raise strong women!

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.

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.

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.

I think people have had the understanding for many years that whatever happens with the separation of parents, that the kids automatically go to the mother. The fathers don’t know their rights.

I think the Founding Fathers probably knew what they were doing in setting up the government to have a healthy tension between the executive branch and the legislative branch.

Life insurance became popular only when insurance companies stopped emphasizing it as a good investment and sold it instead as a symbolic commitment by fathers to the future well-being of their families.

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
Sohan Singh Bhakna, Gurdit Singh, Teja Singh Sutantar, Banta Singh Sanghwal… they are my fathers. Those who gave their lives for freedom are my fathers.

When President Obama took office, I was transitioning out of the military and just seeing that he was taking the country in a direction that I didn’t think was consistent with the Founding Fathers and with our constitutional roots.

I’d like to form a club just for fathers. Specifically, fathers of daughters. There would be lots of overstuffed leather chairs, wood paneling, dim lights. The works.

Steve Schirripa
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.

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.

The majority of fathers that I saw when I was growing up in Vancouver didn’t take the responsibility to look after their kids, and I was aware that society is geared towards punishing single women.

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!

The fathers, if they got me alone, would try to kiss and fondle me. I hated it.

Christine Keeler
Since the time of the Founding Fathers, and since they added the Second Amendment to the Constitution, our guns have developed at a rate that leaves me dizzy.

The Founding Fathers: A bunch of old white guys who are making it nearly impossible for modern government to pick our doctors, teach our children, correct our diets, and save our money.

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
Working men, in particular, face a world they did not expect, jobs are hard to find and pay badly meaning they often can’t provide single-handedly for their families, as their fathers and grandfathers did. That alone causes a loss of pride.

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.

Fathers, yours is an eternal calling from which you are never released.

I think that in the cultural imagination, motherhood has a primacy that fatherhood just doesn’t; and that’s not to say that there aren’t many fathers who are active and engaged and for whom that is their life’s passion. But somehow, in the imagination, there’s something different about maternity.

The dynamic of fathers and sons seems to be more around competition regarding things such as knowledge, accomplishments, expertise.

Husbands and fathers, get on your knees before God and accept your place as head of your household. You are the prophet from God to your family. This is not a lightweight thing; it takes a commitment on your part to fulfill your responsibilities. Get yourself straight before God, then see to your children.

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
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.

We have overcome economic devastation, defeated mighty oppressors, and lifted up generation after generation of Americans. We can – and we will – do it again. For that is our birthright as members of the American family – white, black, Hispanic, Asian, immigrant, or descendant of the Founding Fathers themselves.

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.

To all those mothers and fathers who are struggling with teen-agers, I say, just be patient: even though it looks like you can’t do anything right for a number of years, parents become popular again when kids reach 20.

I think daughters can change the perception of their fathers.

I knew I wanted to work in television because some friends of mine, when I went to high school – their fathers worked for, as a matter of fact, for NBC Sports at the time.

The Founding Fathers gave birth to a new type of nation.

Chad Wolf
Our fathers knew that the flag was never intended to protect any man who wanted to assail it.

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.

The ‘teavangelicals’ of the 21st century have flipped the script, turning their ideas about Christianity, social responsibility, and care for the downtrodden into a mythology of Christian founding fathers.

I’m a kind of double-breasted rebel in that I’ve always believed the important thing is that generations react against one another. For instance, there was always something oddly creative about the fact that Hanoverian sons hated their fathers so much.

Bureaucrats want you to think that the system is too complex because they want you to be stupid about it and uninterested in it. They work very hard to create as many levels as possible away from the simplistic government our Founding Fathers formed for one simple reason: they don’t want you to know what they are doing.

Our country was founded on protest. If it was just shut up and honor your country no matter what, we’d still be flying the Union Jack. That’s not what our founding fathers did. They didn’t like what was going on, and they broke away and formed their own country.

What I am most grateful for is that neither of my fathers pushed the relationship; they just let things develop and didn’t impose anything on me. They were both just there, emanating stability in a very unstable situation.

Allegra Huston
Our Founding Fathers created the Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress, and vested this power in the president.

Tom Rice
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.

Employee fathers need to step up to the plate and put their family needs on the table.

I suspect that a lot of the frustration people feel about government would feel a lot better if we had corporate influence out of our politics and were running a democracy like the founding fathers intended.

It’s our responsibility as fathers to educate out boys to be sensitive and respectful towards women and not just curbing our girls’ freedom.

The power of the silent filibuster to distort Senate politics is now accepted on Capitol Hill and by the press as normal and not worth mentioning. Let me be the skunk at this political garden party and say this stinks. Representative government was not designed to work this way by the Founding Fathers.

Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.

In Ehrenfeld, we were all jammed together. All the fathers were foreign-born – Welsh, Irish, Polish, Sicilian. We were so jammed together, we picked up each other’s accents. And we spoke some broken English. When I got into the service, people used to think I was from a foreign country.

I don’t usually get to play fathers or grandfathers or uncles. Now that I’m older, maybe I can play people closer to myself. I’d like that.

Mothers and fathers do really crazy things with the best of intentions.

Football is multigenerational. It used to be about fathers taking their sons. Now we’re taking our daughters, too.

Steve Tisch
I think the Knight boys have a long history of disappointing their fathers.

Fathers always give tips. My dad also gives me, but at the end, he says the decision has to be mine.

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.

I love exploring the relationship between fathers and daughters. I think that’s a special thing, especially with daughters who are dealing with being adults.

We talk about building young men so they can be productive husbands, fathers and citizens.

Fathers should start teaching the boys how to punch.

It’s hard to say what the Founding Fathers would think of the modern presidency.

Fathers always play mahagurus to their children, and I am no exception.

Mithun Chakraborty
For Mothers Day, we always gave mom a perfume and on Fathers Day, we gave dad a pen. Funnily, every year, we used to steal it from their drawer and give it back every year.

Many voters think about the makeup of the Supreme Court when they are choosing a president. The justices deal not only with constitutional issues but also with social issues that were unknown to the founding fathers who wrote the Constitution more than 200 years ago.

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
Unfortunately, some of the best fathers are mothers.

When husbands and fathers leave, their wives and daughters tend to value themselves less as a result.

Priesthood lessons are regularly devoted to topics of family leadership, and quorum leaders everywhere are feeling more and more their responsibility to teach and train their quorum members to be better husbands and fathers.

We now use the word ‘nature’ very much as our fathers used the word ‘God.’

One of the best family traditions is creative ways mothers and fathers discipline children while in church. My mother was an expert at the ‘dig her fingernails into my arm while continuing to smile and sing’ trick.

When fathers come home after a tough day at work, they should come home to serve, like my father did, teaching lessons around the dinner table and leading the family in worship and prayer.

I think the American system is incredibly well developed. I think the founding fathers were geniuses.

At times of distress, we all like to recall the advice of fathers and mothers. The best advice my father gave me was to keep faith and deep confidence in the potential of the Greek people; nurture the belief that they can do things.

I completely appreciate the importance of fathers but millions of children are without loving homes. I think a child is lucky with one parent who truly loves her.

The critical role of Congress in the adoption of international agreements was clearly laid out by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution. And it’s a principle upon which Democrats and Republicans have largely agreed.

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
When fathers are actually in the household and more families are educating their children, then our society will be a whole lot better.

Change’ – Obama’s election mantra – is a direct, in-your-face affront to the very vision of our Founding Fathers.

We must bring the rule of law to its full fruition in the United States, and when we do, we will have achieved the goals and rhetoric of our Founding Fathers.

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.

Our Founding Fathers drafted the Bill of Rights to ensure that We the People could determine how best to protect our communities.

If America’s Founding Fathers espoused openness to religion, creationism, and the Bible being taught in schools, then it beckons the question, Why don’t we?

Even if he was happier in Asia than he’d been in Latin America, the wanderlust still worked on my father’s insides like a disease. One of the most recurrent memories of my childhood is of him sitting in his armchair in the evenings, poring over atlases the way other fathers read newspapers or books.

Scott Anderson
It was such a struggle for me to make it off welfare. I was getting $630 a month for myself and my children with no support from their fathers. The rent was $600 a month, and if you got a job, they took it out of your welfare.

I think fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers – we should look at what young people are saying to us.

In the fifties, no one wore beards. In Eisenhower‘s day, as in the time of the Founding Fathers, all chins were smooth, while during the Civil War, beards were as common as sepsis.

With sons and fathers, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.

I hope the film will help mothers and fathers to be aware that 15 is a very vulnerable age.

Ellen Muth
I’ve said it before – and I’ll say it again: it always seems to me that we come to know our same-sex parents through the bodily and the involuntary; through a kind of fossicking of our own physical strata. As we come to resemble our fathers, so we re-encounter the individual who reared us.

The founding fathers of the U.S. were right when they erected that wall between church and state.

I don’t bad mouth them in front of my children. They have their own relationships with their fathers, which is amazing.

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.

Keeper‘ is about fathers, ultimately. and also conservation, commitment and ambition.

We only have one president and one secretary of state, but our founding fathers very clearly insisted that Congress play a significant role in foreign policy.

The Founding Fathers of our nation believed in the people. They created a new nation based on the radical notion that the people could be free and trusted – that the nation would be great if you trusted the people to be good.

These are the things of which men think, who live: of their own selves and the dwelling place of their fathers; of their neighbors; of work and service; of rule and reason and women and children; of Beauty and Death and War.

Absolutely father knows best, always do what your fathers say, and if you can’t find one then just ask me, I am a father and I know best.

Proper training and federal supervision in state-federal partnerships are essential to both assuring constitutional rights and enforcing our immigration laws. Our Founding Fathers’ concept of federalism does not prohibit such cooperation, and we have learned from experience that joint efforts work best.

The Founding Fathers were truly some of the most gifted thinkers in history. They understood that power could be used to corrupt.

In reality the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones.

Louis de Bernieres
Soliciting anything of value from a foreign national to help a U.S. campaign is not just illegal; it is the Founding Fathers’ nightmare.

Isn’t it strange that religious prejudicesbeliefs none possess, not even the saints, so they have lamented – divide brothers and sons from their fathers. You see, I except mothers and sisters; the female is not a religious animal. If she were, the world would have ceased long ago.

The word ‘family’ has always posed great difficulties. Until recently, high death rates for women in labour meant many stepmothers and, according to folklore, most of them wicked. After two world wars, we lost many fathers, and single- and step-parenting emerged from the rubble.

Our leaders ranged from bad to extraordinary. But through it all, the GOP was the one party even vaguely amenable to limited-government conservatism, to at least some adherence to the Constitution over the social preferences of the moment, and to the constraints on government power that our Founding Fathers so cherished.

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.

I went to school with a lot of kids whose fathers and mothers were part of the El Paso black history.

I thought my dad was out of work, because my friends had fathers with briefcases who’d go off somewhere with bow ties on. But my father would finish breakfast and go back to his room.

French women love to shop and prepare food. They love to talk about what they have bought and made. It’s a deeply natural love, but one that is erased in many other cultures. Most French women learn it from their mothers, some from their fathers. But if your parents aren’t French, you can still learn it yourself.

Many young men in the 1960s and 1970s came to reject some of the traditional ideas about manhood that many of their fathers tried to pass down – like unquestioning respect for authority even when that might mean killing and dying for questionable or unjust causes such as the Vietnam War.

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

Too many in Washington display a ruling class mentality, and congressional term limits would go a long way towards restoring the citizen-legislator ethos of the Founding Fathers.

There’s some jerks. There’s some big egos. There are a few that think they’re one of the Founding Fathers… in both parties.

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.

There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That’s why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves.

Conservatives who defend libertinism as liberty misunderstand what our Founding Fathers meant. We all love freedom. But freedom has a higher purpose, as should conservatives.

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
I think looking is the essential act of loving. Brothers, fathers and sons, lovers, whatever. What you do when you love someone is look at that person as that person is.

Conservatives don’t need to look for ‘hope’ in a person because people are imperfect. Conservatives put their stock in the ideology ushered forth by our Founding Fathers, the ideals that keep us free men.

New York has an amazing history of farming and fishing that goes right back to the Pilgrim Fathers. At its core are the four seasons, which are distinct, well-established and similar to those in Lyon, where my family lives: when it’s snowing in New York, a week later it will be snowing there.

We will never achieve equality in the workplace until we have more equality in the home. Our plans for an extra four weeks of parental leave specifically for fathers will help tackle the assumption that parenting is one of the ‘girl jobs’.

I grew up Catholic. We went to confession on Saturday, stood in the shortest line, since it led to the priest who gave the easiest penance – usually a few Our Fathers and Hail Marys. We confessed in private, prayed our penance and our souls were clean.

There are lots of comic bosses and fathers in sitcoms, but the comic landlord remains rare.

Sexism is not the fault of women – kill your fathers, not your mothers.

Robin Morgan
What we should notice is that studies show that fathers’ presence in their children’s lives has a marked effect on how well their kids do later in life, so why aren’t we asking how we can better liberate men from the workplace to be home with their kids more often?

What an awful burden we mothers and fathers, Jewish and not, have to bear – to hatch a thing we love more than ourselves into a world so fundamentally unworthy.

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
I think a lot of people want to blame their fathers for not being good enough when they were growing up. I think it can be an excuse for not coming to terms with your own problems.

Throughout his long career, Washington earned the adulation not merely of ordinary people but of the other luminaries whom we now hail as ‘founding fathers.’

I would say that one of the things that encouraged me so much when I became elected to the leadership was the letters I received from fathers of daughters, saying that, ‘My daughter can now do many more things because of what you did.’

If you look at the origins of the postal service in the U.S., the founding fathers created it to protect democratic rights.

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
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
Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.

I think we as fathers have to say good things about our children or else they will beat us.

As you grow older, you learn to appreciate all the artistry. I’m actually on my way back to the blues, you know, that my mothers and fathers liked.

There is something inexpressibly sad in the thought of the children who crossed the ocean with the Pilgrims and the fathers of Jamestown, New Amsterdam, and Boston, and the infancy of those born in the first years of colonial life in this strange new world.

Our public portrayal of fathers has shifted during my life. TV fathers have ‘evolved‘ from real people like Sheriff Andy Taylor, Beaver‘s dad Ward Cleaver and Heathcliff ‘Cliff’ Huxtable, to cartoon dads like Homer Simpson and Seth MacFarlane’s caricatures in ‘American Dad!’ and ‘Family Guy.’

Most pro bodybuilders have bad relationships with their fathers. We want to prove something.

Good mothers and good fathers and good families don’t always have great children.

Cissy Houston
The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.

Dylan Thomas
I think our Founding Fathers, they would disagree, but they weren’t disagreeable. They didn’t hate each other; they didn’t want to kill each other off.

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.

You were born to lead as mothers and fathers, because nowhere is righteous leadership more crucial than in the family.

For a healthy society, those laws and conventions should always support marriage as an institution characterised by an openness to children and the responsibility of fathers and mothers remaining together to care for children born into their family.

When I was younger, I always saw my friends with their mothers and fathers and felt a little jealous of them for having a father close by.

While confronting the problems of the present, I often find myself thinking back to the world of books as it was experienced by the Founding Fathers and the philosophers of the Enlightenment.

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
What kind of society have we become when children in a great city cannot rely on mothers or fathers for a bowl of cereal in the morning and a brown bag with a sandwich and apple in it for lunch?

Blacks abandoned morals, fathers, and real belief in God.

Jesse Lee Peterson
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.

Through the marginalization of black fathers and encouragement of destruction lifestyle choices, the progressive Left has cut off one of the lifelines to raising healthy, happy, children intent on bettering themselves and their community.

We know that fathers find asking for help harder than mothers.

It is the responsibility of all of us to create a culture that encourages and enables fathers to spend more time with their families.

I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country’s principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.

When I was a kid, both my mom and my dad worked night shifts, so we would spend a lot of time at my grandfather‘s house. He taught at UCLA and was just really into history. Before bed, when other kids heard fairy tales, he would tell us about the American founding fathers and the beginning of democracy.

The Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to bare the secrets of government and inform the people.

Hugo Black
Sometimes, having a mom stay home is a big help. On the other hand, when a mother works outside the home, her husband generally does more child care and has higher parental knowledge about his childrens’ friends, routines, and needs, cutting across the tendency for fathers to be second-string parents at home.

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
Both my fathers are unconventional. They are like unicorns or wizards. They are musicians through and through. The way they think is just different.

The Founding Fathers provided a way to reverse unpopular Supreme Court decisions: a constitutional amendment.

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.

Our Founding Fathers who created this republic did not believe in democracy. When did we come to worship this idol?

And how can man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods?

The press is the only institution that is truly accountable. The founding fathers put the First Amendment first for a reason.

As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.

If you look at Washington right now, we do not have a system that the Founding Fathers envisioned, where people go to Washington and be part of the servant class. Instead, we have a permanent political class that fashions itself the rulers of the people.

For a lot of lads, they grow up going to matches with fathers or mates. Those Saturday or Sundays where you head over to the stadium probably with a scarf on – knowing every word, every clap and every pause to the supporters‘ chants.

All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.

When our Founding Fathers wrote the historic words ‘all men are created equal,’ they probably didn’t have people like me in mind.

I am very lucky. I have known wonderful romantic love in my life but to actually see this little creature and find him to be the most beautiful creature in the world. I know all mothers and fathers feel that way.

Congress was designed by the Founding Fathers to move slowly, precisely to avoid the sudden panic of a one-week solution that becomes a 20-year mess.

When fathers are not present, government becomes the ‘baby daddy‘ and conservative social values are harder to pass on to the next generation.

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
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
When you work in the United States Senate, and you are around people of all different ideas and beliefs, you realize that what our Founding Fathers did that was so genius, is that they made the Senate the place where compromises are supposed to happen because of the makeup of the Senate.

The simple fact is we do not live in a democracy. Certainly not the kind our Founding Fathers intended. We live in a corporate dictatorship represented by, and beholden to, no single human being you can reason with or hold responsible for anything.

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.

Interactions between fathers and children are the starting point of education.

If you want to know the value of vaccines, just spend some time in a clinic in Africa. The faces of the mothers and fathers say it all: vaccines prevent illness and save lives.

The Founding Fathers are not just some people that happened to get mad a long time ago and want their freedom. They were special people in addition to what their natural yearnings were.

The glorification of sisters, mothers as the selfless Indian women who will do ‘agni pariksha’ and the one who sees her own betterment only in the betterment of their husbands and fathers, that has to stop. It’s very regressive.

Kangana Ran

Some musicians I know are incredible fathers. Like Keith Richards. A fantastic dad.

Jack Bruce
Don’t fear the terrorists. They’re mothers and fathers.

Why don’t we actually fight for a woman‘s right even to complain about being beaten up. That is more important than driving. If a woman is beaten, they are told to go back to their homes – their fathers, husbands, brothers – to be beaten up again and locked up in the house.

Basmah bint Saud
Bernie Sanders supports offering a pathway to citizenship for immigrants already in the U.S. and halting deportations for almost 9 million hardworking undocumented fathers and mothers.

Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.

Giuseppe Mazzini
I remember the first time I read Freud, I was 25 or 30, and I was expecting it to be about the Oedipus complex. But what I actually discovered confirmed my own common experience, that you also had little boys who loved their fathers and little girls who loved their mothers.

Arnaud Desplechin
In Birmingham, Manchester or Liverpool there are white gangs that share the same backgrounds – they come from broken homes, completely dysfunctional, mums for the most part unable to cope, the fathers of these kids completely not in the scene.

The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.

Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers.

It’s funny, though, speaking of fathers and sons, because me and John Goodman played father and son, like, five or six years ago in the film ‘Death Sentence,’ and I got back with him again in ‘Inside Llewyn Davis.’

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

One of the things ‘Star Wars‘ is most deeply about is fathers, sons, and redemption. In its own way, it points to the indispensability of paternal love, and it has a lot to say about the lengths to which people – boys or girls – will go to get it.

For me, only freedom fighters like Kartar Singh Sarabha and Bhagat Singh are my fathers.

So much of ‘Fight Club’ was a rant against fathers.

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.