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Absent Fathers Quotes


"Woman absent is woman dead." - Ambrose Bierce

"I have two fathers." - Shania Twain

"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers." - Don Lemon

"The absent partie is still faultie." - George Herbert

"The absent are always in the wrong" - Philippe Nericault Destouches

"No god is absent where prudence dwells." - Juvenal

"Absent the edge, we drown in numbness." - David Whyte

"The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it." - Dylan Thomas

"The absent are like children, helpless to defend themselves." - Charles Reade

"Fathers should speak with their children." - Pope Francis

"Fathers should make you feel safe." - Karen Cushman

"Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"... the moral equal of our Founding Fathers." - Ronald Reagan

"Success has many fathers, failure many sons." - Ryan Ross

"Argos is the land of your fathers." - Isocrates

"Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents." - Margaret Mead

"Without fathers you would have no civilization." - Michael Gurian

"Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male." - Geoffrey Canada

"In peace sons bury fathers, but war violates the order of nature, and fathers bury sons." - Herodotus

"I don't think that all girls seek the influence of older men, but I think girls whose fathers are absent or recessed from their lives often do. And honestly, when I was growing up, fathers were generally pretty absent from their children's lives. We didn't see a lot of them. That may be something that has genuinely changed for the better in our culture: men are more present for their children now that more women are working." - Jennifer Egan

"I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers." - T D Jakes

"Books are absent teachers." - Mortimer Adler

"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success." - Will Smith

"I doubt I would ever be missed. Noted absent, charged delinquent, reprimanded but never missed." - Maria V. Snyder

"Love is unconditional and incomprehensible. And I believe it's possible to love absent of mutual respect." - Sufjan Stevens

"Now I don't know which way to be. Absent-minded or respectful." - Pablo Neruda

"When you seek a connection to God, you suffer. God is not absent." - Mark Whitwell

"Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence." - Maurice Maeterlinck

"The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse." - Benjamin Franklin

"All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye." - Margaret Atwood

"These gentlemen are the moral equivalents of America's founding fathers." - Ronald Reagan

"Same-sex marriage will lead to "fathers marrying sons."" - Jeremy Irons

"Posterity pays for the sins of their fathers." - Quintus Curtius Rufus

"Our founding fathers never intended that Congress be a career." - Rush Limbaugh

"O land of my fathers, O land of my love." - Evan James

"Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers." - Rosie Odonnell

"What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!" - Terence

"No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly." - Miguel De Cervantes

"All you single fathers got to man up." - Tracy Morgan

"I grew up in a town without fathers." - Stephen Rodrick

"Fathers should start teaching the boys how to punch." - Scott Thompson

"Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers." - Horace

"Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things." - Oliver Hudson

"Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development." - David Gottesman

"Our fathers gave us many laws which they had learned from their fathers. These laws were good." - Chief Joseph

"We need our Dads right now, we need strong fathers. I really want fathers to get close to their children." - Cory Hardrict

"Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong." - William Shakespeare

"All children need their fathers, but boys especially need fathers to teach them how to be men." - Dwyane Wade

"For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers." - Homer

"Today, what most people live in, or with, is the less-than-nuclear family. Working fathers are absent from home during most of the day, the children are schooled outside it, and practically all women who work for money must go outside to earn their living." - Elizabeth Janeway

"Woman's great strength lies in being late or absent. Presence immediately reveals the weak points of our beloved; when she is absent she become one of the sylph-like figures of our adolescence whom we endowed with perfection." - Andre Maurois

"Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be." - Rumi

"Dead anarchists make martyrs, you know, and keep living for centuries. But absent ones can be forgotten." - Ursula K Le Guin

"As work weeks get longer and leisure time shrinks, people are becoming sicker, more distracted, absent, unproductive, and less innovative." - Brigid Schulte

"How sweet the task to shield an absent friend! I ask but this of mine to - not defend." - Lord Byron

"Everything disturbs an absent lover." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Ever absent, ever near; Still I see thee, still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!" - Ferenc Kazinczy

"Achilles absent was Achilles still!" - Homer

"To be absent from the iPhone is to be present in the moment. Ignore it. Make some friends." - Phil Callaway

"The absent are easily refuted." - C S Lewis

"Only the element of chance is needed to make war a gamble, and that element is never absent." - Carl Von Clausewitz

""Politics" per se is absent from my writing but there is usually a moral (if ironic) compass." - Joyce Carol Oates

"...only the element of chance is needed to make war a gamble, and that element is never absent." - Carl Von Clausewitz

"Trust is like the air we breathe-when it's present, nobody really notices; when it's absent, everybody notices." - Warren Buffett

"Emmeline didn't call me anything. She didn't need, for I was always there. You only need names for the absent." - Diane Setterfield

"The proposition that humans have mental characteristics wholly absent in non-humans is inconsistent with the theory of evolution." - Gary L Francione

"The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression." - Gary Larson

"Woman absent is woman dead." - Walter Bagehot

"No one is so foolish as to prefer to peace, war, in which, instead of sons burying their fathers, fathers bury their sons." - Croesus

"We should not be surprised that the Founding Fathers didn't foresee everything, when we see that the current Fathers hardly ever foresee anything." - Henry Steele Commager

"My friends and I were all deathly afraid of our fathers, which was right and proper and even biblically ordained. Fathers were angry; it was their job." - Barbara Holland

"It is a pity that instead of the Pilgrim Fathers landing on Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock had not landed on the Pilgrim Fathers." - Chauncey Depew

"English history is all about men liking their fathers, and American history is all about men hating their fathers and trying to burn down everything they ever did." - Malcolm Bradbury

"I'd like to form a club just for fathers. Specifically, fathers of daughters. There would be lots of overstuffed leather chairs, wood paneling, dim lights. The works." - Steve Schirripa

"Biology makes us Mothers & Fathers, whats in the heart makes us Mom's and Dad's" - Kevin Heath

"I met my fathers in prison, they too a part of a scene; digging death." - Reginald Dwayne Betts

"I had to escape the destruction of my fathers bankruptcy and all that difficulty." - Brendan Coyle

"It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons." - Friedrich Schiller

"The Founding Fathers were nothing more than a bunch of snobby English shits." - Donald Freed

"Commonly men will only be brave as their fathers were brave, or timid." - Henry David Thoreau

"My father loves his country and is ready to lead it. In my fathers gut: integrity." - Vanessa Kerry

"Yes here's to the founding fathers-slave-owners, British citizens who didn't want to pay taxes..." - David Mazzucchelli

"Success has many fathers." - John F Kennedy

"fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers And the temple of his gods?" - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers" - Robin Morgan

"The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children." - Euripides

"I will move gently down the stream of life until I sleep with my fathers." - George Washington

"We never get over our fathers, and we're not required to. (Irish Proverb)" - Martin Sheen

"Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries." - Luis Bunuel

"Father of fathers, make me one, A fit example for a son." - Douglas Malloch

"Men in general desire the good and not merely what their fathers had." - Aristotle

"O, that our fathers would applause our loves, To seal our happiness with hteir consents!" - William Shakespeare

"Baseball is sunshine, green grass, fathers and sons, our rural past." - Albert Theodore Powers

"Fathers represent another way of looking at life - the possibility of an alternative dialogue." - Louise J Kaplan

"Life doesn't come with an instruction book; that's why we have fathers." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Natural law. Sons are put on this earth to trouble their fathers." - Paul Newman

"This view of the text comports with the all but unanimous understanding of the Founding Fathers...." - John Ashcroft

"I encourage all Americans to express admiration and appreciation to fathers." - George W Bush

"We never get over our fathers, and we"re not required to. (Irish Proverb)" - Martin Sheen

"Mothers hold close, fathers let go. Maybe that's the way of the world." - Lisa Gardner

"Fathers have a unique and irreplaceable role in the lives of children." - George W Bush

"Fatherhood makes you cute. Women find bumbling fathers cute and attractive." - Jerry Seinfeld

"Few sons are equal to their fathers; most fall short, all too few surpass them." - Homer

"Europe as a whole is increasingly jesttisoning the old path of the Christian fathers." - David Wilkerson

"I fell in love with Twitter. Fathers, lock up your deadlines." - David Edelstein

"Get away from the fear. Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers." - Rosie O'Donnell

"The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge." - Bible

"Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us." - Bible

"Victory has a hundred fathers, but no one wants to recognize defeat as his own." - Galeazzo Ciano

"Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had." - Aristotle

"Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later..." - Tom Wolfe

"The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity" - John Adams

"Thousands of present day students, like many of our Founding Fathers, are being taught at home." - Ernest Istook

"Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire." - Edna Obrien

"Baseball is fathers and sons. Football is brothers beating each other up in the backyard." - Donald Hall

"Reaper of enemies; strong of grip; One kind with his fathers." - Taliesin

"I ask for a lot of advice from different fathers - all kinds of dads." - Hank Azaria

"Well, I have the same vision I think that the Founding Fathers of this country had." - David Duke

"I think the founding fathers believed religion shouldn't interact directly with government." - Jesse Ventura

"Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life." - Oscar Wilde

"Fathers, yours is an eternal calling from which you are never released." - Ezra Taft Benson

"If I do something for my kids, I get a medal, because most fathers don't." - Louis C K

"At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks." - E E Cummings

"Most pro bodybuilders have bad relationships with their fathers. We want to prove something." - Lou Ferrigno

"Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing." - Giuseppe Mazzini

"Our fathers valued change for the sake of its results; we value it in the act." - Alice Meynell

"Thank God for the iron in the blood of our fathers" - Theodore Roosevelt

"To be as good as our fathers we must be better, imitation is not discipleship." - Wendell Phillips

"Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you." - Zebulon Pike

"With sons and fathers, there's an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you." - Brad Pitt

"Mothers and fathers do really crazy things with the best of intentions." - Rosalind Wiseman

"Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers." - Aldous Huxley

"Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers." - Lewis Mumford

"Interactions between fathers and children are the starting point of education." - Yoshihiko Noda

"Good mothers and good fathers and good families don't always have great children." - Cissy Houston

"Today, Arizona's sons and daughters, mothers and fathers are proudly serving their country." - Jane D Hull

"It's a whole nother aspect of this life that most people have no idea about. There's the loved ones, the wives, the girlfriends, the children. Some of the people out here are fathers and mothers. Whether you mean to or not, you end up neglecting your family in a lot of ways. Even if you do your best to keep in touch, the fact of the matter is that you're physically absent." - Chuck Ragan

"When the Spirit is absent, our excuses always seem right, but in the presence of the Spirit our excuses fade away." - R. T. Kendall

"The Mr. absent, and the house dead." - George Herbert

"Absent in body, but present in spirit." - Paul the Apostle

"The absent feel and fear every ill." - Miguel De Cervantes

"I'm the classic absent-minded professor: I'm very focused on something, and meanwhile, I've left the refrigerator door open for hours." - Jewel Kilcher

"Never speak ill of an absent friend." - Plautus

"Cassius and Brutus were the more distinguished for that very circumstance that their portraits were absent. [Lat., Praefulgebant Cassius atque Brutus eo ipso, quod effigies eorum non videbantur.]" - Tacitus

"We have really no absent friends." - Elizabeth Bowen

"I usually have poor to absent relations with editors because they have a habit of desiring changes and I resist changes." - William H Gass

"Friends, though absent, are still present." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better." - Propertius

"Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination. [Lat., Factis ignoscite nostris Si scelus ingenio scitis abesse meo.]" - Ovid

"I do not think about absent persons as often or with such intense longing as I think of places. They lie one below the other in my mind ..." - Storm Jameson



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