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A daughter to a father

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Euripides

A father's craft.
It would be curious to know what leads a man to become a stationer rather than a baker, when he is no longer compelled, as among the Egyptians, to succeed to his father's craft.
Honore de Balzac

A planted oak
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted.
Voltaire

A walk among the mountains
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
Aldous Huxley

A wise man
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
William Shakespeare

Child
The child is father of the man.
William Wordsworth

Create one
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Dead farher
I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.
William Shakespeare

Deserving father's love
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
Robert Frost

Father's protection
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
Sigmund Freud

Laugh or cry?
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
William Shakespeare

Lucky
Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
Euripides

Paternity
I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
James Joyce

Republican and Democrat
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Robert Frost

Scraps of wisdom
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
Umberto Eco

To be a successful father
To be a successful father... there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
Ernest Hemingway

You never know
My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'
Michael Jordan

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