To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up.
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys.'
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
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.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
My Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get.
There should be a children's song: 'If you're happy and you know it, keep it to yourself and let your dad sleep'.
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.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family.
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
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