Papa Sayings and Quotes

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


A father is a fellow who has replaced the currency in his wallet with snapshots of his kids.     

Michael Forest

Being a father is the most rewarding thing a man whose career has plateaued can do.     

Aristotle

Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.     

Charles Kettering

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.     

Margaret Mead

What the father kept silent the son speaks out.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.     

Frank A. Clark

It is a wise father that knows his own child.     

William Shakespeare

The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.     

Dan Pearce

A family needs a father to anchor it.     

L. Tom Perry

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.     

Publilius Syrus

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.     

Kent Nerburn

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

Dan Brown

Good fathers not only tell us how to live, they show us.     

Mark Twain

A father carries pictures where his money used to be.     

Steve Martin

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.     

George Herbert

A father is a man who fails every day.     

Michael Chabon

A father's disappointment can be a very powerful tool.     

Michael Bergin

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.     

Theodore Hesburgh

Fathers have a lot to do to make up for having sons.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Being a father makes everything in the world make sense.     

Cameron Mathison

Real Fathers are men of integrity & honour. Their word is their bond.     

Fela Durotoye

A successful father is not more successful than his children.     

Raheel Farooq

A father knows his child's heart, as only a child can know his fathers.     

Kazuo Koike

The love of a father is one of nature's greatest masterpieces.     

Helen Lowrie Marshall

Real fathers are solution providers and not a part of the problem to be solved.     

Fela Durotoyev

Be the best father you can be to your children. Because nothing is more important.     

Barack Obama

A father's duty is to make his home a place of happiness and joy.     

Ezra Taft Benson

Every father knows at once too much and too little about his own son.     

Fanny Fern

A righteous father protects his children with his time and presence.     

Howard W. Hunter

A father is the template of a man Nature gives a girl.     

Allison Pearson