Loving More Than One

Polyamory as it relates to my life and written from my perspective only. MY thoughts, feelings and opinions.

Quotes on Fathers

on June 18, 2010

” By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong.”—-Charles Wadsworth

“When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.”—-The Talmud

“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.”—Louis Adamic

“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.”—-Bill Cosby

“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.”—-Bill Cosby

“Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, Who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, And joined in thy innocent glee.”—-Margaret Courtney

“I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.”—-Mario Cuomo

“A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.”—-Marlene Dietrich

“The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s a Democrat.”—-Robert Frost

“You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.”—-Robert Frost (opposite for us)

“A father is a banker provided by nature.”—-French Proverb

“A father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.”—-George Herbert

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”—-Clarence Budington Kelland

“My father said, ‘Politics asks the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Is it popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?’ “—-Dexter Scott King

“My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.”—-Abraham Lincoln

“Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.”—-Ruth E. Renkel

“That is the thankless position of the father in the family–provider for all, and the enemy of all.”—-J. August Strindberg

“A man’s children and his garden reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.”—-Unknown

“A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.”—-Unknown

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”—-Unknown

“My father fave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”—-Jim Valvano

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