The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
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.'
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
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.
All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye.
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
To support mother and father, to cherish wife and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation - this is the greatest blessing.
Children that are raised in a home with a married mother and father consistently do better in every measure of well-being than their peers who come from divorced or step-parent, single-parent, cohabiting homes.
What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
The more people have studied different methods of bringing up children the more they have come to the conclusion that what good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is the best after all.
I came from a divorced mother and father, obviously mixed race.