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Father's Day Quotes -- From Son

Father's Day Quotes: From a Son to His Papa

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Boys and their fathers usually enjoy the same activities: going fishing, watching football, or even driving fast cars. But sons do not know that the father is still a boy at heart. So let the old man have his way. He may not do the bed or wash the dishes. But he sure knows how to entertain you with his funny jokes. Here are some beautiful Father's Day quotes from his son.
  • Clarence Budington Kelland
    Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it.

  • Johann Schiller
    It is not flesh and blood but the heart, which makes us fathers and sons.

  • Lord Chesterfield
    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.

  • Helen Rowland
    A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world.

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

  • George Herbert
    One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons, one father.

  • Marlene Dietrich
    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.

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

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

  • James Baldwin
    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.

  • Robert Frost
    The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.

  • Russell Hoban
    If the past cannot teach the present and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time.

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

  • Proverbs 10:1
    A wise son maketh a glad father.

  • Alan Valentine
    For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile; nothing endures except the sense of difference.

  • James Baldwin
    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.

  • Robert Frost
    Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.

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

  • Tom Wolfe,The Bonfire of the Vanities
    Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called 'Being a Father' so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson, [on the death of his son]
    My son, a perfect little boy of five years and three months, had ended his earthly life. You can never sympathize with me; you can never know how much of me such a young child can take away. A few weeks ago I accounted myself a very rich man, and now the poorest of all.

  • Jan Hutchins
    When I was a kid, my father told me every day, 'You're the most wonderful boy in the world, and you can do anything you want to.

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