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.     


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.     


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