Quotations about Fathers:
- The father of every good owrk is discontent, and its mother is diligence.
- Lajos Kasska
- Our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
- Abraham Lincoln
- The Wreck of the Hesperus
But the father answered never a word,
A frozen corpse was he.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Lays of Ancient Rome 'Horatius'
Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the Gate:
"To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods?"
- Baron MaCauley (Thomas Babington)
- "Believe me, if all those endearing young charms"
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sun-flower turns on her god, when he sets,
The same look which she turned when he rose.
- Thomas Moore
- Les Chimeres 'Le Christ aux Oliviers'
God is Dead! Heaven is empty - Weep, children, you no longer have a father.
- Gerard de Nerval
- 'Pater Noster'
Our Father which art in heaven
And we will stay on earth
Which is sometimes so pretty.
- Jacques Prevert
- The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
- John Ruskin
- Henry IV, Part 2
Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought.
- William Shakespeare
- I work as my father drank.
- George Bernard Shaw
- The father of confederation is deadlock.
- Goldwin Smith
- Tristram Shandy
I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me.
- Laurence Sterne
- Polite Conversation
Why, everyone one as they like; as the good woman said when she kissed her cow.
- Jonathon Swift
- 'My heart leaps up when I behold'
The child is father of the Man.
- William Wordsworth
- 'Come Home, Father'
Father, dear father, come home with me now,
The clock in the steeple strikes one.
- H. C. Work
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