Deadbeat Dads Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old deadbeat dads quotes, deadbeat dads sayings, and deadbeat dads proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

One of the greatest challenges in collecting child support is that deadbeat dads move from job to job and state to state. It's hard to keep track of them. Rod Blagojevich
Deadbeat dads are like magicians, they pull lifetime disappearing acts. unknown
There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them. Anthony Edwards
A real man takes care of his kids no matter what the relationship is with the mother of his child. unknown
A greedy father has thieves for children. Serbian Proverb
A bad father has never a good son. Latin Proverb
A father is a banker provided by nature. Proverb
A father is a banker provided by nature. French Proverb
You wanted to kill your father in order to be your father yourself. Now you are your father, but a dead father. Sigmund Freud
Be more than a father, be a dad. Be more than a figure, be an example. Steve Maraboli
It doesn't matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton
Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough. Wilhelm Busch
In reality the world is as full of bad mothers as it is of bad fathers, and it is not the motherless children who become delinquent but the fatherless ones. Louis de Bernieres
If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. Arabic Proverb
The surest way to a child's heart is to spend time with them. Kevin Heath
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be. David Bly
Kids are like a mirror, what they see and hear they do. Be a good reflection for them. K. Heath
As your kids grow up they may forget what you said, but they won't forget how you made them feel. Kevin Heath
Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jesse Jackson
What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. P.D. James
There are no illegitimate children only illegitimate parents. Leon R. Yankwich
Fathers, your are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link. Anita R. Sneed Carter
Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things. Oliver Hudson
Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy! Philip Whitmore
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius
Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough. Wilhelm Busch
Every dad is the family role model, whether he wants the job or not. Dennis Rainey
Unless a father accepts his faults he will most certainly doubt his virtues. Hugh Prather
Most deadbeat dads are frightened, angry, and depressed men. unknown
Many people think of child support when they think of deadbeat dad; however, these dads also may classify as deadbeat if they refuse to care adequately for their children. unknown
My father was a food lover and a deadbeat dad, and maybe a connection between good food and bad dads was forged early, in the deepest folds of my subconscious, where we make so many decisions about our parents. J. R. Moehringer
I know an alcoholic is the worse, but sometimes I wonder if it's better to have a drinking father that lives at home, or a drinking father, that never comes around. Anthony Liccione
I've hung out at dozens of playgrounds, bored out of my mind, with not even a look of comfort from disapproving mothers all around me. Either they think I'm a pedophile or a deadbeat dad. That's what I get for being a single dad - suspicious looks at the playground. Dominic West
Many of us were raised without a father, and the subject of deadbeat dads hits home in a lot of areas. KRS-One
I think that my experience as a single mom getting into relationships in an impoverished district with men that don't have options resonates with people. I don't get into the deadbeat dad thing. I don't think men innately decide to be irresponsible fathers. I think there's a backstory. They're given really bad choices. It's less deadbeat dads and more unemployed fathers, and some fathers decide to sedate and give up. Cheri Honkala
When our binoculars are focused on the dad as “deadbeat,” it often even leads us to missing concrete cues a dad gives to show his desire to be involved. Warren Farrell
The pawn who does not come to work is the one the creditor regards as a deadbeat. Yoruba Proverb
Men made God in their image, and he's a deadbeat dad. Never sends money, doesn't come to visit, can't get him on the phone. Mimi Gonzalez
How do you know I'm a deadbeat? I haven't been here long enough. Daniel Decatur Emmett
If you ignore that, *ignore* your children, that's what you're going to become: a loser, a deadbeat for the rest of your life. Special Agent Seeley Booth
Sometimes, my mom would take us to see Santa Claus, but that's just because she suspected one of them was my deadbeat dad. So, I'd have to get on every Santa's lap in the Bakersfield area and scream, 'You oughta be ashamed of yourself, Travis!' Jenna Maroney
So anyway you people may understand what a deadbeat is / And you might have seen one or two in your life / And you were really pissed of when you experienced a confrontational one / And you said I wish people would just do what they say / And I can trust them and everything will be OK / But no it doesn’t happen like that / So I gotta keep my eyes open and I gotta watch out / 'Cause I like to trust people but sometimes things get messed up / Especially with money that’s the worst I hate it. Bryan T. Kienlen; Gregory A. Attonito; Michael H. McDermott; Peter William Steinkopf