Quotations: Fathers

A father is a banker provided by nature.
- French proverb
Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
- Ogden Nash, American humorist
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell
One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead
A man should have a child, plant a tree and write a book.
- Chinese proverb
It's what you listen to as a child that you always come back to.
- Al Cohn, New York Times
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice