Fathers And Sons Sayings and Quotes

Sons are often reflections of their fathers. From mirroring their behaviors and sayings, to taking on dad’s hobbies, the relationship between father and son is a special one. Mark the best parts of your bond with the list of wise and humorous fathers and sons quotes below.

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence. Samuel Johnson
Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. Evelyn Waugh
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. Friedrich Schiller
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. Charles Wadsworth
No love is greater than that of a father for His son. Dan Brown
For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time. Alan Valentine
Its a rare thing when a father and son can share the same experience. My father and I have seen all 19 Bond films together, two or three times. Rick Yune
With sons and fathers, there's an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you. Brad Pitt
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. William Shakespeare
A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world. Helen Rowland
Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. Terri Guillemets
One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father. George Herbert
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. Aldous Huxley
At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons. Chinese Proverb
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. The Talmud
Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice. Charles F Kettering
Not every father gets a chance to start his son off in his own footsteps. Alan Ladd
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence B. Kelland
A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be. Frank A. Clark
The fact my relationship with my son is so good makes me forgiving of my father and also appreciative. Anthony Kiedis
What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father. Friedrich Nietzsche
Fathers and sons arrive at that relationship only by claiming that relationship: that is by paying for it. If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons. James Baldwin
A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A son is not a judge of his father, but the conscience of the father is in his son. Simon Soloveychik
Son needs his father at every situation he faces in present, and a father needs his son at every situation he faces for his son in past. Nishan Panwar
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers. Homer
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. Jim Valvano
A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he's in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station. Bill Cosby
You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes. Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. Alexander Pope
I love the comic opportunities that come up in the context of a father-son relationship. Harrison Ford
Forget Batman: when I really thought about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to be my dad. Paul Asay
He followed in his father's footsteps, but his gait was somewhat erratic. Nicolas Bentley
As a father, my first priority is to help my sons set and attain personal goals so they will develop self-confidence and individual strength. Engaging in regular fitness activities with my children helps me fulfill those responsibilities. Alan Thicke
The greatest gift I ever had came from God, and I call him Dad! unknown
Frank Capra was a prop man, I think. John Ford was a prop man. It was a little bit of a father and son thing, and you kind of worked your way up. Francis Ford Coppola
My father and I made genetics history. We were the first African-Americans and the first father and son anywhere to have their genomes sequenced. Henry Louis Gates
Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters. Friedrich Nietzsche
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace-in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons. Croesus of Lydia
Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son. George Lucas
Tiger father begets tiger son. Chinese Proverb
It's a father's duty to give his sons a fine chance. George Eliot
If a father commands a son to commit a crime so terrible that the son can't do it and live with himself, then is it betrayal for the son to disobey his father? Orson Scott Card
A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. Knights of Pythagoras
Baseball is fathers and sons playing catch, lazy and murderous, wild and controlled, the profound archaic song of birth, growth, age, and death. Donald Hall
I distrust any man who claims to have had a continuous friendship with his father. How did he get from fourteen to twenty six? Verlyn Kunkenborg
Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't. L.L. Henderson
I think the saddest day of my life was when I realized I could beat my dad at most things and Bart experienced that at the age of four. Homer Simpson
If the past cannot teach the present, and the father cannot teach the son, then history need not have bothered to go on, and the world has wasted a great deal of time. Russell Hoban
Consider your son to be your apprentice in life. That's the way it used to be. The son was always with the father, either in the shop or in the field. So he learned from a very early age how being a man and a father was all about. Thomas Kemp
I believe now that my father was perhaps the greatest fisherman and baseball player of all time, not because he was very good at either one but because he had the patience and wisdom to raise someone who was. Joe Kita
The first time my dad saw me in lipstick he said: 'Tell me the truth son, are you a nancy boy?' Michael Caine
The relationship between father and son can be notoriously tricky, as the younger man seeks to assert himself in adulthood. In a perfect world they can end up bestfriends but in other cases they may fight like Tom and Jerry. Geoff Tibballs
A king realising his incompetence can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma. Marlene Dietrich
The parent who could see his boy as he really is would shake his head and say, 'Willie is no good. I'll sell him.' Stephen Leacock
Growing up my father told me I could be whomever I wanted. What a cruel hoax that was! I'm still his son. Kenny Smith
That is the thankless position of the father in the family: The provider for all and the enemy of all. J. August Strindberg
His little son into his bosom creeps. The lively picture of his father's face. Phineas Fletcher
Having a child ends forever a man's boyhood, if not his boyishness. Having a child means that the son has, in a real sense, become his father. Sons are for fathers the twice-told tale. Victoria Secunda
A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son. William Graham Sumner
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. The Bible
The Father is the source of all blessings and the son is the channel of all blessing, and it is through the Holy spirit at work in us that all truth becomes living and operative in our lives. Billy Graham
Son when you grow up what shall you be? / Would I be a father that you could never be? / Mark a star and walk on my shoe / It’s easy as you go, I shall go beyond too. Abiansh Parajuli
A father sees his son nearing manhood. / What shall he tell that son? / 'Life is hard; be steel; be a rock.' / And this might stand him for the storms. Carl Sandburg
Now I am myself, father / But I still miss my father / That's why my heart showers love / For entire humanity. Ehsan Sehgal
His grave is growing old and green / And things have altered rather / But still I think ’twas mighty mean / The way I treated father. / He left a tidy sum to me / But I’d give all the money / To hear him say, “Will you get up / And bile the billy, Sonny?” Henry Lawson
Lord, as his father, now I pray / For manhood's strength and counsel wise / Let me deal justly, day by day / In all that fatherhood implies./ To be his father, keep me fit / Let me not play the hypocrite! Edgar Albert Guest
A word in your ear from father to son / Funny you don't hear a single word I say / But my letter to you will stay by your side / Through the years till the loneliness is gone / Sing if you will - but the air you breathe I live to give you. Brian May
I am a family man, and my most important role is a father to my son. Jennifer Alddrich
Of all the titles I've been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best. Ken Norton
I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me. Calvin Johnson
Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to. Wayne Rooney
My father believed in toughness, honesty, politeness, and being on time. All very important lessons. Roger Moore
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for father's protection. Sigmund Freud
Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. Mike Myers
No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, what anything means, until he has a child and loves it. Lafcadio Hearn