Quotes containing word "father"

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Sell also: beget, begetter, beginner, Don, engender, fatherhood, founder, generate, get, God, mother, sire

Definitions and meanings of word "father"

• Noun: a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father); example: "his father was born in Atlanta"

• Noun: the founder of a family; example: "keep the faith of our forefathers"

• Noun: `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military

• Noun: (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom

• Noun: a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; examples: "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor", "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"

• Noun: God when considered as the first person in the Trinity; example: "hear our prayers, Heavenly Father"

• Noun: a person who founds or establishes some institution; example: "George Washington is the father of his country"

• Noun: the head of an organized crime family

• Verb: make children; examples: "Abraham begot Isaac", "Men often father children but don't recognize them"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "father"

Walter Mosley
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American Novelist
Born Saturday 12 January 1952
Tony Visconti
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American Musician, Producer
Born Monday 24 April 1944
Alexandra Kerry
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American Producer, Director
Born Wednesday 5 September 1973
Peter Fonda
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American Actor
Friday 23 February 1940 - Friday 16 August 2019
Carol Leifer
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American Writer, Actor, Comedian, Producer
Born Friday 27 July 1956
Immanuel Velikovsky
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Russian, Jewish, Historian, Author, Scholar, Psychiatrist
Monday 10 June 1895 - Saturday 17 November 1979
Anthony Quinn
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Mexican Writer, Critic, Actor
Wednesday 21 April 1915 - Sunday 3 June 2001
LeBron James
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American Athlete
Born Sunday 30 December 1984
Haile Gebrselassie
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Ethiopian Athlete
Born Wednesday 18 April 1973
William Shakespeare
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English Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Playwright
Sunday 26 April 1564 - Saturday 23 April 1616
Bill Cosby
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American Author, Actor, Comedian, Musician, Educator, Activist, Producer
Born Monday 12 July 1937
Rupert Murdoch
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American Publisher
Born Wednesday 11 March 1931

My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don't ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.

Johnny Cash

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I lost my father was I 10 years old, and I always looked for a father. I missed my father very much.

Anthony Quinn

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James Brown became my father. He would talk to me the way a father talked to a son. He became the father I never had.

Al Sharpton

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Just because you donate sperm does not make you a father. I don't have a father. I would never give him the credit or acknowledge him as my father.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

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My father wasn't around when I was a kid, and I used to always say, 'Why me? Why don't I have a father? Why isn't he around? Why did he leave my mother?' But as I got older I looked deeper and thought, 'I don't know what my father was going through, but if he was around all the time, would I be who I am today?'

LeBron James

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My father was afraid of his father, I was afraid of my father, and I don't see why my children shouldn't be afraid of me.

Lord Mountbatten

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I feel connected to the Second World War because my father lost his father in that war. So, through my dad and the effect it had on him of losing his father young, I always felt connected to the war. It goes back years, but it still feels to me as if we're completely living in it.

Tom Hooper

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My father was a sea captain, so was his father, and his father before him, and all my uncles. My mother's people all followed the sea. I suppose that if I had been born a few years earlier, I would have had my own ship.

Joseph C. Lincoln

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I met Roy's father once... And I think that Roy's relationship with his father is still at the heart of what Roy does. But at the end of the day, he's trying to prove himself to a father he'll never really please.

Jim Lampley

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I'm a strange mixture of my mother's curiosity; my father, who grew up the son of the manse in a Presbyterian family, who had a tremendous sense of duty and responsibility; and my mother's father, who was always in trouble with gambling debts.

Rupert Murdoch

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My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not.

Indira Gandhi

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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

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There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father.

Denis Diderot

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My father was not a failure. After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.

Harry S. Truman

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I was surprised by how much I like being a father; surprised at what a decent father I am, because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to dump my selfishness.

Michael Zaslow

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My father was frightened of his mother; I was frightened of my father, and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.

King George V

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At 6:30, which was when the national news began, my father raised the volume and adjusted the antennas. Usually I occupied myself with a book, but that night my father insisted that I pay attention.

Jhumpa Lahiri

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I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example. My father wasn't perfect.

Adam Sandler

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My father is a real idealist, and he's all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding 'No.' But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I'd be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense.

Hugh Jackman

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I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.

Joel Osteen

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