When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. - Charles Walsworth
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
- Sigmund Freud
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- Jewish Proverb