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Shakespeare Quotes on Fathers

Shakespeare's timeless sayings about fathers

Shakespeare Quotes on Fathers

Why, ’tis a happy thing / To be the father unto many sons.

— Henry VI Part 3, Act 3 Scene 2

I would my father look’d but with my eyes.

— A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1 Scene 1
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1959,
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1959

If by chance I talk a little wild, forgive me; I had it from my father.

— Henry VIII, Act 1 Scene 4

My father's wit, and my mother's tongue, assist me!

— Love's Labours Lost, Act 1 Scene 2
Love's Labor's Lost 1984
Love's Labours Lost, RSC, 1984

To you your father should be as a god, / One that composed your beauties, yea, and one / To whom you are but as a form in wax, / By him imprinted and within his power / To leave the figure or disfigure it.

— A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1 Scene 1

O, that our fathers would applause our loves, / To seal our happiness with their consents!

— Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act 1 Scene 3
"The musician sings in The Two Gentlemen of Verona", Two Gentlemen of Verona, Gilbert, 1865
"The musician sings in The Two Gentlemen of Verona", Gilbert, 1865

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

— Merchant of Venice, Act 2 Scene 2

Who would be a father!

— Othello, Act 1 Scene 1
Royal Shakespeare Company Othello, 1961
Othello, RSC, 1961

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