The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher
God is the archetypal Father; all other fatherhood is a more or less imperfect copy of his perfect fatherhood. The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology
- F.F. Bruce
A father's responsibility is not to make the child's decisions, but to let the child watch him make his.
- Ed Cole
Any man who declares children to be born perfect never was a father. Your child without evil? You without eyes, you mean!
- Charles Spurgeon
I say to all fathers--be as good as you can be--because your sons and daughters will follow in your footsteps.
- Duane Chapman
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Assorted Authors
My son is my son till he have got him a wife, But my daughter's my daughter all the days of her life.
- Thomas Fuller
Being a godly father requires much perseverance and prayer as we seek God's guidance in being the types of fathers He wants us to be.
- Jonathan Falwell
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
- William Penn
A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe