Fathers And Sons Sayings and Quotes

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

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.

Evelyn Waugh

Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.

George Lucas

There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.     

Samuel Johnson

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.

Friedrich Schiller

No love is greater than that of a father for His son.

Dan Brown

It's a father's duty to give his sons a fine chance.

George Eliot

For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.

Alan Valentine

Anyone who reads my work will see that there are often difficult relationships between fathers and sons.     

Salman Rushdie

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

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

Charles Wadsworth

What goes on between a father and a son, which is usually such a private matter, is that they are able to be honest with each other, and be honest with me, as a director. It's just remarkable.     

Lee Grant

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.

William Shakespeare

Tiger father begets tiger son.

Chinese Proverb

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

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

Fathers and sons are much more considerate of one another than mothers and daughters.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.


The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.


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

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

Good fathers make good sons.


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