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No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Related topics: Parenting

I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
to the third and fourth generations.
- Exodus 20:5

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

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Babies don't need fathers, but mothers do.
Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
- Amy Heckerling

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

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
- Horace


 

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence

There is too much fathering going on just now and there
is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
- Gertrude Stein

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
- Herbert Kaufman

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

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

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

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

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

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

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

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

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

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

Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

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

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

The land of my fathers.
My fathers can have it.
- Dylan Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

Victory has a thousand fathers,
but defeat is an orphan.
- John F. Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Galeazzo Ciano

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

Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease,
and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot
iron if they did not desist from their vices.
- Peter Lewis Allen

Today, Arizona's sons and daughters,
mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country.
- Jane D. Hull

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Tecumseh

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

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

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

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

For rarely are sons similar to their fathers:
most are worse,
and a few are better than their fathers.
- Homer

Our Founding Fathers would be proud of all that America has achieved,
and will continue to achieve, in the coming years.
- John Linder

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

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

Our mothers and fathers want change.
They worked all of their lives, but today live in destitution.
- Viktor Yushchenko

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

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

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

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

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

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to
their children than fathers:
it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and
are more certain that they are their own.
- Aristotle

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

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

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


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