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Shakespeare Quotations on Fathers

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
The Merchant of Venice (2.2.73)

Why, ’tis a happy thing
To be the father unto many sons.
Henry VI, Part III (3.2.103-4)

Who would be a father!
Othello (1.1.162)

To you, your father should be as a god;
One that compos’d 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 (1.1.50-4)

I would my father look’d but with my eyes.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1.1.61)

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child.
King Lear (1.4.280)

Had he not resembled
My father as he slept I had done ’t.
Macbeth (2.2.16-17)

Alack, what heinous sin is it in me
To be asham’d to be my father’s child!
The Merchant of Venice (2.3.15-16)

The sins of the father are to be laid upon the children.
The Merchant of Venice (3.5.1)


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