Sons Sayings and Quotes

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

Until you have a son of your own... you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. Kent Nerburn
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry. William Shakespeare
A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. Niccolo Machiavelli
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
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son. The Talmud
Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold. Chinese Proverb
A boy is a magical creature - you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can't lock him out of your heart. You can get him out of your study, but you can't get him out of your mind. Alan Beck
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. Bible
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
Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant. Epictetus
Clever father, clever daughter; clever mother, clever son. Russian Proverb
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons. Friedrich von Schiller
Your son at five is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that, your friend or your foe, depending on his bringing up. unknown
Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds. Terri Guillemets
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. Charles Wadsworth
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so. Alexander Pope
A boy is not free to find a partner of his own as long as he must be the partner to his mother. Frank Pittman
One father is enough to govern one hundred sons, but not a hundred sons one father. George Herbert
Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy. unknown
Those parents who do not educate their sons are their enemies; for as is a crane among swans, so are ignorant so are ignorant sons in a public assembly. Chanakya
Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them. Evelyn Waugh
Happy is the son whose faith in his mother remains unchallenged. Louisa May Alcott
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. Aldous Huxley
Sonship is our destiny and our inheritance is wrapped up in discovery. Blake Higginbotham
Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. Plato
Tiger father begets tiger son. Chinese Proverb
A son is a son till he takes him a wife, a daughter is a daughter all of her life. Irish Saying
Sons are the anchors of a mother's life. Sophocles
The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. Confucius
A small son can charm himself into, and out of, most things. Jenny De Vries