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Quotations about Fathers:
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  • The child is father of the Man;
    And I could wish my days to be
    Bound each to each by natural piety.
    - William Wordsworth

  • How many a father have I seen,
    A sober man, among his boys,
    Whose youth was full of foolish noise.
    - Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off ...
    Do not for ever with thy vailed lids
    Seek for thy noble father in the dust.
    Hamlet I, 2
    - William Shakespeare

  • If by chance I talk a little wild, forgive me;
    I had it from my father.
    Henry VIII I, 4
    - William Shakespeare

  • The Dear father
    Would with his daughter speak, commands her service;
    Are they inform'd of this?
    King Lear II, 4
    - William Shakespeare

  • I laid their daggers ready;
    He could not miss 'em. Had he not resembled
    My father as he slept, I had done't.
    Macbetth II, 2
    - William Shakespeare

  • To you your father should be as a god.
    A Midsummer Night's Dream I, 1
    - William Shakespeare

  • You have her father's love, Demetrius;
    Let me have Hermia's: do you marry him!
    A Midsummer Night's Dream I, 1
    - William Shakespeare

  • My father had no less
    Than three great argosies; besides two galliasses,
    And twelve tight galleys.
    The Taming of the Shrew II, 1
    - William Shakespeare

  • O, that our fathers would applause our loves,
    To seal our happiness with hteir consents!
    The Two Gentlemen of Verona I, 3
    - William Shakespeare

  • As a decrepit father takes delight
    To see his active child do deeds of youth,
    So I, made lame by fortune's dearest spite,
    Take all my comfort of thy worth and truth.
    Sonnet 37
    - William Shakespeare

  • To her the name of father was another name for love.
    - Fanny Fern.

  • They didn't believe their father had ever been young; surely even in the cradle he had been a very, very small man in a gray suit, with a little dark mustache and flat, incurious eyes.
    - Richard Shattuck.

  • Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers- and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
    - David M. Gottesman.

  • A Man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.
    - Author Unknown.

  • The greatest gift I ever had Came from God, and I call him Dad!
    - Author Unknown.



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