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Fatherhood Quotes

Fatherhood Quotes

Fatherhood quotes are meant to stir certain emotions that take one close to the realization of how it feels to be a father. Read through the following quotes to understand that feeling.
Rujuta Borkar
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2019
It's always nice to read quotes about life, that's how life quotes come to be. Quotes give our emotions a medium. These quotes reaffirm our beliefs and let us in on the fact that we aren't probably the only ones, going through those feelings. When life gives us certain moments that we want to cherish, there are these quotes that give that emotion its due.
Father and Newborn Baby
A poignant event in life, as that of the birth of your child is something that compares to not much else. And fatherhood, it is a time that will take one through varied emotions that few other events in life will.
What better way than a peruse through fatherhood quotes should help you see the varied facets of this time in your life? In keeping with that emotion then, this post comes your way, bringing with it some of the best quotes about fatherhood and a promise to take you through life after fatherhood. Sit back and enjoy.
Funny Quotes
Daughter and father
Fatherhood is not always about the discipline, about driving forth the values and morals, and definitely not just about being an authoritarian figure for the kids.
A man in the role of a father goes through some interesting phases in life and these phases are not always about being like a figure looming large, but someone who goes through his own insecurities and doubting times when dealing with his children.
There are some confusing times and some difficult times as well that probably gets him reading through inspirational quotes to help him get through. But enough of that, here is a take on the fun side of fatherhood with these funny quotes and sayings.
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
~ Bill Cosby

When Charles first saw our child Mary, he said all the proper things for a new father. He looked upon the poor little red thing and blurted, "She's more beautiful than the Brooklyn Bridge".
~ Helen Hayes
Tangled tie
A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he is meant to be.
~ Carol Coats

I'm so ugly - My father carries around a picture of the kid who came with his wallet. 
~ Rodney Dangerfield
I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.
~ Bill Cosby

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

Father Giving Money
A father is a banker provided by nature. 
~ French Proverb


The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. 
~ Tim Russert
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.
~ Bill Cosby

I never got along with my dad. Kids used to come up to me and say, "My dad can beat up your dad." I'd say, "Yeah? When?" 
~ Bill Hicks

Teaching how to ride a bicycle
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.
~ Erma Bombeck
The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.
~ Bill Cosby

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.
~ Phyllis Diller
Father and son
A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.
~ Jerry Seinfeld
Quotes by Famous People
Father and Baby Daughter
Fatherhood is a time so special that there would be personalities lending their opinions to it and helping celebrate this time. Sometimes with poignant thoughts, sometimes with tongue in cheek humor and sometimes with sarcasm.
I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then, when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me... I was a father.
~ Nat King Cole

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
father and son reading together
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
~ William Shakespeare

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.
~ Kent Nerburn
father and son fishing
Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.
~ David Gottesman

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
~ Sigmund Freud
Father and son walking
A good father is one of the most unsung, upraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
~ Billy Graham
Father and son smiling
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. 
~ 17th century English proverb
parents playing with baby
Every dad, if he takes time out of his busy life to reflect upon his fatherhood, can learn ways to become an even better dad.
~ Jack Baker
Dad and son flying a kite
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. 
~ Johann Schiller
Father and son doing pushup
Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow. 
~ Reed Markham

Father brushing daughters hair
You know, fathers just have a way of putting everything together.
~ Erika Cosby
These fatherhood quotes have brought to the fore the different emotions that fatherhood brings forth and given us a glimpse into the different takes on this time in a man's life.