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Wise Quotes about Father

May you find great value in these Father quotes and sayings.

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Values Self Self-Esteem

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton


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It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

 

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

The child in me could not die as it should have died,
because according too legends it must find its father again.
The old legends knew, perhaps, that in absence
the father becomes glorified, deified, eroticized,
and this outrage against God the Father has to be atoned for.
The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human,
as man who created a child and then, by his absence,
left the child fatherless and then Godless.
- Anais Nin

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

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

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

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

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

Be the chief but never the lord.
- Lao Tzu

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low,
the rough places will be made straight
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
and all flesh shall see it together.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lord, where we are wrong,
make us willing to change;
where we are right,
make us easy to live with.
- Peter Marshall

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health
to those I call friend,
to those I call enemy,
and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
my God, my strength, in whom I will trust.
- Psalm 18:2

Friendship is Love without his wings.
- Lord Byron

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative
of the dignity of my high vocation,
and its many responsibilities.
Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way
to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
- Mother Teresa

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Jesus replied:
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it:
'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
- Matthew 22:36-40

Then came Peter to him, and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me,
and I forgive him? till seven times?
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee,
Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
- Matthew 18:21-22

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

In boundless love as a Christian and as a man
I read through the passage which tells us
how the Lord at last rose in His might
and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple
the brood of vipers and of adders.
- Adolf Hitler

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

Advice is seldom welcome,
and those who need it the most, like it the least.
- Lord Chesterfield

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

We never see what we are not ready to see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Gifts freely given are never obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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