33 Quotes About Irresponsible Father


An irresponsible father is not a good example to be set for a child. Children require a father that is present with care and love for the individual to foster a healthy relationship that goes into adulthood. These quotes about irresponsible fathers capture some of the disadvantages suffered in a young child’s life.

“A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased.”

“A father teaches his children that the battle is not determined by the enemy that stands around them, but by the God Who stands within them. And that lesson can only be driven home as they watch their father stand around them, while God stands within their father.”

“According to most studies on the subject, boys who grow up without fathers grow up at a disadvantage.”

“An almost perfect relationship with his father was the earthly root of all his wisdom. From his own father, he said, he first learned that Fatherhood must be at the core of the universe.”

“Any man can help create a child but it takes a real man to love, cherish, and raise that child.”

“Assuming mother’s absence is only for a short time, don’t be too concerned if you find yourself being more relaxed than she is over what the children eat.”

“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”

“Do you suppose, gentlemen, that our children as they grow up and begin to reason can avoid such questions? No, they cannot, and we will not impose on them an impossible restriction.”

“His heart is too full, and no words to release it.”

“I know, from the three visits I made to him, the blended composite of love and fear that exists only in a boy’s notion of his father.”

“I think that the best thing we can do for our children is to allow them to do things for themselves, allow them to be strong, allow them to experience life on their own terms, allow them to take the subway.”

“It was the kind of promise a father makes easily and sincerely, knowing at the same time that it will be impossible to keep. The truth of some promises is not as important as whether or not you can believe in them, with all your heart.”

“Life is so sweet even though it is full of lies and half truths…”

“Listen, there is no way any true man is going to let children live around him in his home and not discipline and teach, fight and mold them until they know all he knows. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.”

“Many women to whom I have preached the doctrine of freedom have weakly replied, ‘But who is to support the children?'”

“Much of life, fatherhood included, is the story of knowledge acquired too late: if only I’d known then what I know now, how much smarter, abler, stronger, I would have been.”

“Never forget two people in your life… The person who lost everything just to make you win.”

“No true…father would be unconcerned about discord in his family that may cause it to disintegrate in his absence…”

“Not a few millions of parents strongly hope that their own children will step in by instantly becoming their own parents’ foster parents, if and when the parents reach their second childhood.”

“Nothing crushes the soul of a father more than the loss of the beloved son he failed to lavish his love on.”

“Some of us were brought into this troubled world primarily or only to increase our fathers’ chances of not being left by our mothers, or vice versa.”

“Teaching a boy to be a man is the primary job of a father.”

“The difference between a ‘man’ and a ‘father’ is that the former shares his genes, but latter gives his life.”

“The father who has selflessly poured himself into the life of his children may leave no other monument than that of his children. But as for a life well lived, no other monument is necessary.”

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”

“There’s a wound most troubled boys share, which, at its core, comes from the feeling that they don’t have their father’s unconditional love.”

“There’s no love greater than mothers love, and there’s no greater sacrifice than what a father does for his kids.”

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.'”

“Unsettling emotions are capable of messing up the most beautiful minds in this world.”

“What is less often noticed is that it is precisely the kind of moral instruction that parents are constantly trying to give their children — concrete, imaginative, teaching general principles from particular instances.”

“Why do we complicate life, when it was meant to be very simple?”

“You can’t teach a son to be loyal if the father is not loyal. The same applies with the mother and her daughter.”

“You know you are getting old when yesterday turns out to be a fading memory you have difficulties recollecting, when today becomes a challenge that is hard to grasp and when tomorrow promises an uncertainty that you dread encountering.”

Having a bad parent in life can breed their child into being a bad parent. Seeing a good example and breaking the cycle of father absence is just one way to change this dilemma plaguing society.

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