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I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

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To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.

Euripides (BC 480-BC 406) Greek tragic poet.

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.


One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

George Herbert (1593-1632) British poet.

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

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 (1694-1773) British statesman.

The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

Noble fathers have noble children.

Euripides (BC 480-BC 406) Greek tragic poet.