C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Oh, who would be a father!


No one ever knew his own father.


It is a wise father that knows his own child.


The child is father of the man.


  • Father of all! in every age
  • In every clime adored,
  • By saint, by savage, and by sage,
  • Jehovah, Jove, or Lord.
  • Pope.

  • To you your father should be as a god;
  • One that compos’d your beauties; yea, and one,
  • To whom you are but as a form in wax,
  • By him imprinted, and within his power,
  • To leave the figure, or disfigure it.
  • Shakespeare.

  • Fathers that wear rags do make their children blind:
  • But fathers that bear bags shall see their children kind.
  • Shakespeare.