Best Absent Father Quotes

Last Updated on July 25, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

A father is the most important person in any family. We can’t imagine a family without a father. There are many good and bad effects of the absent father in a family. But if you want to raise your child in a proper way then good parenting is a must. Here you can find the best absent father quotes. You can use these quotes to make your child stronger, sharper. But remember parenting is not an easy thing to do. You have to take responsibility for your child. 

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

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today” – Barbara Johnson

best absent father quotes

“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change” – Earl Nightingale

“The heart may think it knows better, the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends” – Elizabeth Bowen

“The answer to the question ‘How many children do you have?’ and the one to the question ‘How many children are you raising?’ are not identical in all cases: some men are not taking care of their own children, some are knowingly or unknowingly raising other men’s children, and some do not even know that they each have a child, another child, or other children” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“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

“Fathers have a unique and irreplaceable role in the lives of children” – George W. Bush

“We know that children who grow up with absent fathers can suffer lasting damage. They are more likely to end up in poverty or drop out of school, become addicted to drugs, have a child out of wedlock, or end up in prison. Fatherlessness is not the only cause of these things, but our nation must recognize it is an important factor” – George W. Bush

“A committee should consist of three men, two of whom are absent” – Herbert Beerbohm

“My father being mostly absent on duty, my mother suffered me to do as much as I pleased” – John James Audubon

“I come from the school of thought where a dad’s absence is something to be counted on. Now I see all the men with camouflage diaper bags and babies hanging from their chests like little ship figureheads” – Kaui Hart Hemmings

“It is much easier to become a father than to be one” – Kent Nerburn

“A bad father has never a good son” – Latin Proverb

quotes for irresponsible father

“He didn’t want to be an absentee father. He didn’t want to be like his own father, who thought being a provider was his only obligation to his family” – Maya Banks

“Frequently, I go to conferences and listen to speakers decry the absent father as somehow a new phenomenon. Though their recriminations against absent or emotionally distant fathers are generally meant to help society, at the same time they are built on a lie that evolution disproves generation after generation. Fathers have often gone to war or the long hunt on the Savannah, or to work in another village or city. But only in the last decade or so have manhood and fathering been trashed completely” – Michael Gurian

“Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life” – Oscar Wilde

“When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching” – Robert Bly

“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection” – Sigmund Freud

“A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent” – Silvio De Bono

“As old as she was. She still missed her daddy sometimes” – Unknown

“His eyes on all those companies, he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent” – Unknown

“Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad” – Unknown

growing up without a father quotes

“The psychological absence of fathers can be nearly as devastating as a physical absence. When fathers are alive but not a predictable presence actively participating in their daughter’s lives the relationship becomes a permanent maybe” – Victoria Secunda

“A father may turn his back on his child, but a mother’s love endures through all” – Washington Irving

“Daddy’s in the army, there’s a war in Vietnam / Mama kept us going with her sewing and a prayer / It’s hard to be a family when your daddy’s missing” – Crowell Church

“An absent father needs to realize his child’s needs before it is too late” – Unknown

“Hey dad I did it without you” – Unknown

“There should be an anti father’s day. A bad dad’s day. that way I could truly say ‘you are the best” – Unknown

“Some kids are able to become independent without the presence of their father” – Unknown

“The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse” – Benjamin Franklin

absent father quotes from daughter

“Father’s Day is so hard for me” – Unknown

“A daughter needs her father more than anything else in the world” – Unknown

“A letter to the father who doesn’t know how awesome I am” – Unknown

“Just remember when you are ignoring her, you are teaching her to live without you” – Unknown

“If a man cannot be a father to his own child, there is nothing worse than that” – Unknown

“When your father is absent, you have to believe in yourself” – Unknown

 “Respect to all moms doing double duty because of men failing to do their part as a dad” – John Mark Green

“I remember when I was the twinkle in my daddy’s eyes. Then he left one day without saying goodbye” – Unknown

absent father quotes

“No matter how old you get. The hole in your heart created by your father’s absence still aches. Especially on father’s day” – Unknown

“Fathers, you are the head and strength of the family unit. If you are not in place, there is a weakness in the link” – Anita R. Sneed-Carter

“My dad was a good man but an emotionally absent father, and so I had to look for that male attention somewhere else, and found it in a brother-in-law. He just happened to be an alcoholic” – Jim Hamilton

“Only twenty-two percent of fathers who don’t live in the same house as their children are ‘actively’ involved” – Unknown

“For not taking care of his own child, a man can, with reason, argue that he made, not the child, but love” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“He was supposed to be the first male love of your life you still search for him everywhere” – Unknown

“There’s nothing worse than a man that can be everything to everybody else. Except for a father to their own child” – Unknown

“One of the saddest things in this world is to see a child grow up hating one of their parents because they only got one side of the story” – Unknown

“There would be fewer absent fathers if straight men were turned on only by women with whom they would not mind having children” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“I look for you everywhere I go hoping to bump into you but I never see you you’re not there you’re never there” – Unknown

“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

“It is a wise father that knows his own child” – William Shakespeare

quotes about having no father

“When you grew up with an absent father, you grew up dreaming and wanting. But most of all, you grew up way too fast” – Unknown

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